Great Western Coaches in Colour

Great Western Coaches in Colour

There has been a renewed interest in the rolling stock of the old Great Western Railway in recent years. While several books exist describing the history of the stock, this is the first title produced illustrating the subject in color.

Author: Kevin Robertson

Publisher: Ian Allen Pub

ISBN: 1906419620

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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This new title, produced by expert Kevin Robertson, concentrates on the coaches of the GWR in great detail. There has been a renewed interest in the rolling stock of the old Great Western Railway in recent years. While several books exist describing the history of the stock, this is the first title produced illustrating the subject in color. Wherever possible, individual vehicles are seen, none in preservation, and all the carriages depicted either built by the Great Western, from companies absorbed by the GWR, or to a GWR design. Because of these deliberate limitations, the illustrations are particularly appealing and include Hawksworth and Collett stock, with a feature on the Super Saloons, special duty vehicles, the Toplight design, restaurant cars, auto trailers, as well as camping coaches and a limited number of former passenger vehicles in departmental use. This new title includes carefully researched captions as well as diagrams and lot and running numbers.
Categories: Transportation

Signalman s Twilight

Signalman s Twilight

During the Great Waryou had enginesand coaches all colours, North British Railway even coming through on trooptrains – the Great Western wasn'thalfso interesting.' I had toconcede his point and went onto hear moreofthe wonders of the ...

Author: Adrian Vaughan

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445611129

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The second book in Adrian Vaughan’s Signalman’s trilogy. A classic of railway literature.
Categories: Transportation

Signalman s Trilogy

Signalman s Trilogy

During the Great War you had engines and coaches all colours, North British Railway even coming through on troop trains – the Great Western wasn't half so interesting.' I had to concede his point and went on to hear more of the wonders ...

Author: Adrian Vaughan

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445656236

Category: Transportation

Page: 480

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All three books of Adrian Vaughan's Signalman trilogy, a classic of railway literature, gathered together into one volume.
Categories: Transportation

Great Western

Great Western

The waistline of the coaches followed feminine fashions by moving up and down , and many Great Western express trains in the 1920s and 1930s presented a ... Western coach colours have seen a good deal of change down the years .

Author: Cecil J. Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021050516

Category:

Page: 72

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Diesels in the Western Region

Diesels in the Western Region

43164 must have been one of the last power cars to retain these colours, as most of the Great Western 125 fleet had been repainted into the new colours, as seen on the coaches. By 24 August 2017 yet another First Great Western colour.

Author: George Woods

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781398101968

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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With previously unpublished images of diesel locomotives in the Western region showing them in service from 1966 to 2019.
Categories: Transportation

Colours of London

Colours of London

... not wanted television to intrude upon the mysteries of monarchy; but the queen did not take his advice, in the belief that the people should see the crowning of their monarch. When she stepped out of her coach into the Great West ...

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711269484

Category: History

Page: 258

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Celebrated novelist, biographer and critic Peter Ackroyd paints a vivid picture of one of the world's greatest cities in this brilliant and original work, exploring how the city's many hues have come to shape its history and identity. Think of the colours of London and what do you imagine? The reds of open-top buses and terracotta bricks? The grey smog of Victorian industry, Portland stone and pigeons in Trafalgar square? Or the gradations of yellows, violets and blues that shimmer on the Thames at sunset – reflecting the incandescent light of a city that never truly goes dark? We associate green with royal parks and the District Line; gold with royal carriages, the Golden Lane Estate, and the tops of monuments and cathedrals. Colours of London shows us that colour is everywhere in the city, and each one holds myriad links to its past. The colours of London have inspired artists (Whistler, Van Gogh, Turner, Monet), designers (Harry Beck) and social reformers (Charles Booth). And from the city’s first origins, Ackroyd shows how colour is always to be found at the heart of London’s history, from the blazing reds of the Great Fire of London to the blackouts of the Blitz to the bold colours of royal celebrations and vibrant street life. This beautifully written book examines the city's fascinating relationship with colour, alongside specially commissioned colourized photographs from Dynamichrome, which bring a lost London back to life. London has been the main character in Ackroyd's work ever since his first novel, and he has won countless prizes in both fiction and non-fiction for his truly remarkable body of work. Here, he channels a lifetime of knowledge of the great city, writing with clarity and passion about the hues and shades which have shaped London's journey through history into the present day. A truly invaluable book for lovers of art, history, photography or urban geography, this beautifully illustrated title tells a rich and fascinating story of the history of this great and ever-changing city.
Categories: History

Tales of the Great Western Railway

Tales of the Great Western Railway

There was a fine colour plate of one of the concertinas in the celebrated part - work Our Home Railways published in 1908 . When it comes to the question of coach colours , other than the historic chocolate and cream , the Great Western ...

Author: Oswald Stevens Nock

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009793897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Categories: Business & Economics

The Steam Rail Motors of the Great Western Railway

The Steam Rail Motors of the Great Western Railway

Among the precise details were those for the most extensive handpainted finish to the coach body. ... The sides and ends of the car must be properly cleaned off and given two coats of lead colour, four coats of filling, then rubbed down ...

Author: Ken Gibbs

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750965958

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

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Self-propelled carriages were a major innovation at the beginning of the twentieth century, and the GWR was quick to develop a large number of steam motor cars to link farms and scattered villages across the South West to the new branch lines. Their steam motor cars ran from 1903 to 1935, stopping during the war, and were so effective at making rural areas accessible they became victims of their own success. Wagons brought in to meet the high demand proved too heavy for the carriages and they struggled on hills. Soon the steam rail motor services were in decline. After its cancellation all ninety-nine steam carriages were eventually scrapped. Engineer Ken Gibbs reveals the unique GWR carriages, a window into early twentieth-century transport, and the modern replica he helped build, now the only way of viewing these charming historic vehicles.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Great Western s Last Year

The Great Western s Last Year

The Great Western's Last Year: Efficiency in Adversity has been written entirely from research into GWR official records and from ... A Pictorial Record of Great Western Coaches: Vols 1 and 2, Jim Russell/OPC. ... (Colour-Rail) First.

Author: Adrian Vaughan

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752494289

Category: Transportation

Page: 236

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DESPITE being one of the best-known and admired rail companies in the country, by 1947 the GWR was at the lowest ebb of its entire history. Worn out by war, there had been no maintenance for six years and the government couldn’t supply the steel it needed for repair. The latter half of the 1940s presented a multitude of challenges to overcome, some due to the recent war and others individual to the GWR: the staff coped with rationing, a desperately cold winter and a blazing hot summer, and dealt with floods, collisions, broken rails and failing locomotives. The incredible strength of character and can-do attitude of GWR workers kept the railway running through it all. This history, taken from GWR papers and illustrated from them throughout, reveals the details of every day, as well as the problems and difficulties the staff faced. Above all, it shows how well they overcame their problems with only muscle power and a steam crane to help – and, of course, no health and safety regulations and arguments to slow them down. Adrian Vaughan’s unique history of this famous rail company shows just how special the GWR was right through to the end of its very last year.
Categories: Transportation

Eleven Minutes Late

Eleven Minutes Late

The London and South Western had olive green engines and salmoncoloured coaches. Everything about the Midland was crimson. The Great Western's chocolateandcream coaches were pulled by bright green engines. The Caledonian Railway was ...

Author: Matthew Engel

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230740419

Category: Travel

Page:

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Britain gave railways to the world, yet its own network is the dearest (definitely) and the worst (probably) in Western Europe. Trains are deeply embedded in the national psyche and folklore - yet it is considered uncool to care about them. For Matthew Engel the railway system is the ultimate expression of Britishness. It represents all the nation's ingenuity, incompetence, nostalgia, corruption, humour, capacity for suffering and even sexual repression. To uncover its mysteries, Engel has travelled the system from Penzance to Thurso, exploring its history and talking to people from politicians to platform staff. Along the way Engel ('half-John Betjeman, half-Victor Meldrew') finds the most charmingly bizarre train in Britain, the most beautiful branch line, the rudest railwayman, and - after a quest lasting decades - an Individual Pot of Strawberry Jam. Eleven Minutes Late is both a polemic and a paean, and it is also very funny.
Categories: Travel