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??The book contains nearly 200 specially-commissioned drawings as well as many photographs of track in its very many forms since the appearance of the steam locomotive in 1804.

Author: Andrew Dow

Publisher: Wharncliffe

ISBN: 9781473822573

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

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Never before has a comprehensive history been written of the track used by railways of all gauges, tramways, and cliff railways, in Great Britain. And yet it was the development of track, every bit as much as the development of the locomotive, that has allowed our railways to provide an extraordinarily wide range of services. Without the track of today, with its laser-guided maintenance machines, the TGV and the Eurostar could not cruise smoothly at 272 feet per second, nor could 2,000-ton freight trains carry a wide range of materials, or suburban railways, over and under the ground, serve our great cities in a way that roads never could. ??Andrew Dow's account of the development of track, involving deep research in the papers of professional institutions as well as rare books, company records and personal accounts, paints a vivid picture of development from primitive beginnings to modernity. ??The book contains nearly 200 specially-commissioned drawings as well as many photographs of track in its very many forms since the appearance of the steam locomotive in 1804. Included are chapters on electrified railways, and on the development of mechanised maintenance, which revolutionised the world of the platelayer.
2014-10-30 By Andrew Dow

... Network and People by Simon Bradley, address the landscape of the railways in primarily infrastructural terms.4 Andrew Dow's thoroughly researched The Railway: British Track since 1804 offers a detailed technological history of the ...

Author: David Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351186612

Category: History

Page: 250

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Transport and mobility history is one of the most exciting areas of historical research at the present. As its scope expands, it entices scholars working in fields as diverse as historical geography, management studies, sociology, industrial archaeology, cultural and literary studies, ethnography, and anthropology, as well as those working in various strands of historical research. Containing contributions exploring transport and mobility history after 1800, this volume of eclectic chapters shows how new subjects are explored, new sources are being encountered, considered and used, and how increasingly diverse and innovative methodological lenses are applied to both new and well-travelled subjects. From canals to Concorde, from freight to passengers, from screen to literature, the contents of this book will therefore not only demonstrate the cutting edge of research, and deliver valuable new insights into the role and position of transport and mobility in history, but it will also evidence the many and varied directions and possibilities that exist for the field’s future development.
2020-06-07 By David Turner

F. Whishaw, The Railways of Great Britain and Ireland (London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1840), 1st edition. N. Wood, Practical Treatise on Railways ... 2.2 Technical A. Dow, The Railway. British track since 1804 Select Bibliography 201.

Author: Anthony Dawson

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781473899155

Category: Transportation

Page: 248

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Much has been written about the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, especially how it came into being and the Rainhill Trials, but very little has been said about what happened after the grand opening on 15 September 1830. Drawing on years of research, and practical experience of working with the replica of Stephenson’s Planet, this book shows how the Liverpool & Manchester Railway worked in its day-to-day operations, including passenger and goods working, timetabling, signaling and when things went wrong. Chapters will describe what it was like to work and travel on the railway, and will study the evolution of passenger accommodation, working and safety practices. Finally the book looks at how the Liverpool & Manchester fits into the wider picture, how its operational practices, rules and regulations, became the basis of national practices in 1841.
2020-12-30 By Anthony Dawson

A. Dow, The Railway. British Track Since 1804 (Barnsley: Pen & Sword Transport, 2014), p. viii. 2. M. C. Duffy, 'Technomorphology and the Stephenson Traction System', Transactions of ...

Author: Anthony Dawson

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526764010

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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The Liverpool & Manchester Railway was Britain’s first mainline, intercity railway; opened in 1830 it was at the cutting edge of railway technology. Engineered by George Stephenson and his team – John Dixon, William Allcard, Joseph Locke – the project faced many obstacles both before and after opening, including local opposition and the choice of motive power, resulting in the Rainhill Trials of 1829. Much of the success of the line can be attributed to the excellence of its engineering but also its fleet of pioneering locomotives built by Robert Stephenson & Co. of Newcastle. This is the story of those locomotives, and the men who worked on them, at a time when the locomotive was still in its infancy. Using extensive archival research, coupled with lessons learned from operating early replica locomotives such as Rocket and Planet, Anthony Dawson explores how the locomotive rapidly developed in response to the demands of the first intercity railway, and some of the technological dead ends along the way.
2021-05-31 By Anthony Dawson

Ayton, Richard and Daniell, William, A Voyage Around Great Britain Undertaken in the year 1813 (Longmans, 1814). Bogart, Dan, The Turnpike Roads of England ... Dow, Andrew, The RailwayBritish Track since 1804 (Pen and Sword, 2014).

Author: Stuart Hylton

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750993609

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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WE think of the Stephensons and Brunel as the fathers of the railways, and their Liverpool and Manchester and Great Western Railways as the prototypes of the modern systems. But who were the railways’ grandfathers and great-grandfathers? The rapid evolution of the railways after 1830 depended on the juggernauts of steam locomotion being able to draw upon centuries of experience in using and developing railways, and of harnessing the power of steam. Giants the Stephensons and others may have been, but they stood upon the foundations built by many other considerable – if lesser-known – talents. This is the story of those early pioneers of steam.
2019-11-22 By Stuart Hylton

91 92 88 'William Hedley and the Invention of Railway Locomotion', Yorkshire Post & Leeds Intelligencer (5 July 1882), p. ... A. Dow, The Railway. British Track Since 1804 (Barnsley: Pen & Sword Transport, 2014), p. viii.

Author: Anthony Dawson

Publisher: Gresley

ISBN: 9781911658818

Category: Transportation

Page: 116

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Rocket is perhaps one of the best-known railway locomotives in history. Entered by George and Robert Stephenson and Henry Booth for the Rainhill Trials of October 1829, Rocket was the outright victor and paved the way for the dominance of the steam railway as the major means of communication for the next hundred years or more. But Rocket was not ‘the first’ locomotive – that honor goes to the work of Cornishman Richard Trevithick, while the Middleton Railway saw the first commercial use of steam locomotives in 1812. This book sets out to chart the development of the steam locomotive from its birth with Richard Trevithick up to the momentous year of 1829, showing just how far the locomotive had come in a quarter of century, to go on to be the world-changing invention it became.
2020-06-17 By Anthony Dawson

Author: Leonard E. Snellgrove

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433044964264

Category: Railroads

Page: 123

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The volumes , from which this book is an excerpt , are a “ first source ” of railroad information , yielding historical ... followed in the tracks of the two greatest advances in British and world railroading since 1804 , when Richard ...

Author: Thomas Tredgold

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041648879

Category: Locomotives

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1967 By Thomas Tredgold

... like the Surrey Iron Railway , consisted of an iron plate track laid upon roughly squared stone sleepers 16 in ... 1804 The following year , 1804 , saw the incorporation of the Oystermouth Railway on June 29 , with a capital of ...

Author: Ernest Frank Carter

Publisher: London, Cassell

ISBN: UOM:39015023095758

Category: Railroads

Page: 637

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ISBN: UOM:49015003010908

Category: Great Britain

Page: 440

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