Mr. C. Gore

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (182 of 201)
Location: Wigan, Lancashire


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,154,278 - Total Helpful Votes: 182 of 201
The Titfield Thunderbolt [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Stanley Holloway
The Titfield Thunderbolt [DVD] DVD ~ Stanley Holloway
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A classic film from Ealing Studios focusing on the glorious bygone days of British Railways.
The Titfield railway is up for closure. Mortified, the local community propose to run the railway themselves, competing with the local bus company. Superbly shot in the beautiful West Country in glorious technicolour and with steam trains and the atmosphere of the tranquil branch line galore. A bit strange in places, especially when we are expected to believe a steam engine can run off the rails, however, this is Ealing and nothing should be taken too seriously.
As this film centres around a railway closure, could this have been one of Dr. Beeching's favourites?
First class!!
Lancashire Steam Finale by Michael S. Welch
Lancashire Steam Finale by Michael S. Welch
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful book focusing on the closing days of steam on BR around Lancashire.
Each high quality photograph is presented with a detailed account of the location, the train and locomotive within. Many branch lines which bore the brunt of the Beeching axe are featured as well as some more noticeable locations including the West Coast Main Line, Blackpool and the East Lancashire line.
Overall, an accurate account for those of us who were unfortunate enough not able to witness the time when trains WERE trains or those wishing to trot down memory lane!
British Railway Disasters by Various
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An excellently presented and written book highlighting the most significant rail disasters from the early days of the railways to the present day.
Excellent diagrams, photographs and informative text describing the lead up to the disaster, what went wrong, how it happened, the aftermath and the lessons learned from each accident.
Well worth the money and from amazon's pricing - an even better bargain!