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Narrow gauge railways of the British Isles

Patrick Whitehouse

Narrow gauge railways of the British Isles

by Patrick Whitehouse

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Published by David & Charles in Newton Abbot .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementPatrick Whitehouse & John Snell.
ContributionsSnell, J. B. 1932-
The Physical Object
Pagination160p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22356599M
ISBN 100715301969
OCLC/WorldCa32385711

Irish Narrow Gauge Railway CVR - Clogher valley Railway - T no. 4 photographed on 10/4/ No. 4 was built by Hudswell, Clarke in with works no. for the Castlederg & Victoria Bridge Tramway and was originally a T but was rebuilt in as shown here after the CVR bought it from the defunct C&VBT. Description: The County Donegal Railway was the largest narrow gauge system, not only in Ireland but in the whole of the British Isles. This book draws on the work of photographers such as E.S. Russell, J.G. Dewing, John Langford and James Tawse, as well as the Colour Rail Archive, to produce an album that captures the atmosphere of The Wee.

This invaluable book is essential reading for all those who wish to build a small, narrow gauge model railway layout to a high standard. Comprehensive in its coverage, the book begins with a useful summary of the history and development of narrow gauge railways in the British Isles, and this is followed by a detailed, but easily digestible, consideration of the complex and wide Reviews: A narrow gauge railway (or narrow gauge railroad) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the 1, mm (4 ft 8 1 ⁄ 2 in) of standard gauge railways. Most existing narrow gauge railways are between mm (1 ft 11 5 ⁄ 8 in) and 3 ft 6 in (1, mm).

Narrow Gauge Lines Of The British Isles. Peter Johnson [Publisher: Ian Allan ] Hardback pages. A surprisingly nice book, given its rather general title and the plethora of similar sounding books that have been published in the past.   Concerning the book Narrow Gauge Album as described above: though in the main covering with something approaching fullness, the British Isles' public narrow-gauge railways, it has a few -- seemingly rather capricious -- omissions. I think I can say with certainty that it makes no mention whatever of the Rye & Camber (and that can't be for any.


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Narrow gauge railways of the British Isles by Patrick Whitehouse Download PDF EPUB FB2

94 rows  The use of narrow-gauge railways in Britain declined throughout the first half of the 20th century. This decline accelerated after the Second World War as improved road transport displaced railways in industry and for passenger service.

In however, a group of railway enthusiasts, alarmed at the loss of this part of British industrial heritage, stepped in to save the. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Narrow Gauge Railways of the British Isles by P.

Whitehouse and J. Snell (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than standard 1, mm (4 ft 8 1 ⁄ 2 in).Most narrow-gauge railways are between mm (1 ft 11 5 ⁄ 8 in) and 1, mm (3 ft 6 in).

Since narrow-gauge railways are usually built with tighter curves, smaller structure gauges, and lighter rails, they can be less costly to build. This invaluable book is essential reading for all those who wish to build a small, narrow gauge model railway layout to a high standard.

Comprehensive in its coverage, the book begins with a useful summary of the history and development of narrow gauge railways in the British Isles, and this is followed by a detailed, but easily digestible, consideration of the complex and wide /5(2).

The County Donegal Railway was the largest narrow gauge system, not only in Ireland but in the whole of the British Isles. This book draws on the work of photographers such as E.S.

Russell, J.G. Dewing, John Langford and James Tawse, as well as the Colour Rail Archive, to produce an album that captures the atmosphere of The Wee Donegal. A revised edition of a book first published in It tells the story of the narrow-gauge railways of the British Isles, and features not only the passenger.

This invaluable book is essential reading for all those who wish to build a small, narrow gauge model railway layout to a high standard. Comprehensive in its coverage, the book begins with a useful summary of the history and development of narrow gauge railways in the British Isles, and this is followed by a detailed, but easily digestible, consideration of the complex and wide /5(25).

Peter Johnson’s first book, Rails in Wales - the Cambrian Lines, was published by Ian Allan Publishing in It set the tone for many of the books that followed, with the emphasis on a well-written text supported by a good range of gh many of the titles relate to Welsh narrow gauge railways, particularly the Festiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, there.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Whitehouse, P.B. (Patrick Bruce). Narrow gauge railways of the British Isles. Newton Abbot, Devon ; North Pomfret, Vt.

The narrow-gauge railways of the British Isles were built, often in rugged and spectacular landscapes, to serve communities beyond the economic reach of the standard gauge.

Most were in Wales and Ireland, but England and Scotland too had need for the narrow gauge where roads were few or non-existent and the terrain difficult. This is a revised Reviews: 2. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Narrow Gauge Railways of The British Isles by John Snell Patrick Whitehouse at the.

This invaluable book is essential reading for all those who wish to build a small, narrow gauge model railway layout to a high standard. Comprehensive in its coverage, the book begins with a useful summary of the history and development of narrow gauge railways in the British Isles, and this is followed by a detailed, but easily digestible, consideration of the complex and wide.

Bill Hudson Transport Books - Narrow Guage, Industrial and Light Railway Books. Boyd J I C Narrow Gauge Railways in North Caernarvonshire: Vol.3 The Dinorwic Quarry and Railways, Great Orme Tramway and Other Rail Systems, Oakwood,pp plus plates.

First published in The British Narrow Gauge Railway - No 5. Hard Cover. Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper. £ Narrow gauge railways in the British Isles following the Second World War were either on their last legs, had already closed or were about to.

The passenger narrow gauge lines in Ireland had all gone by the s and those in Scotland had perished long before. Preservation, in the form of voluntary run railways, was in its infancy. Although standard gauge railways came to dominate the railways of Britain, there was also a considerable number of narrow gauge lines constructed throughout the British Isles.

Although these were predominantly for industrial purposes, a significant number from the Cambeltown and Macrihanish on the Mull of Kintyre, to the Southwold on the.

About Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Located at the Tywyn Wharf terminus of the Talyllyn Railway, the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is an important collection of artifacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the British Isles, throughout a period spanning some years.

Comprehensive in its coverage, the book begins with a useful summary of the history and development of narrow gauge railways in the British Isles, and this is followed by a detailed, but easily digestible, consideration of the complex and wide choice of scales available to the modeller.

Book Review - Works Trams of the British Isles I've just finished reading a book a little different from my usual - "Works Trams of the British Isles" by Peter Wallis.

I'm not particularly a tramway enthusiast - well not the urban passenger-carrying type, usually electrically powered, that are featured in this book. Narrow Gauge Lines of the British Isles. Although standard gauge railways came to dominate the railways of Britain, there was also a considerable number of narrow gauge lines constructed throughout the British Isles.

Although these were predominantly for industrial purposes, a significant number from the Cambeltown and Macrihanish on the Mull. Narrow Gauge Railways of the British Isles. Author:Snell, J.B. Can't find what you're looking for?. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we found out how many good quality used books are out there - we just had to let you know!MS Commemorating years of Irish Railways, with the opening in of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway (D&KR) between Westland Row in Dublin and Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire), a distance of 10 km (6 mi).

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