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GER Works, Stratford
GREAT EASTERN WORKS AT STRATFORD. The Great Eastern Railway Company's works adjoin the station at Stratford. It is the nearest railway works the metropolis, and therefore much the easiest of access to members of the conference, who will no doubt find much to interest them. The enterprise of Mr. Holden and his assistants is well known, and the engines turned out from these works are of the highest quality. Among the latest productions may be mentioned the huge decapod, as everyone calls it, which w..
GNR 1900 Leeds Branch (Hunslet Railway)
THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY NEW BRANCH LINE AND GOODS STATION AT LEEDS.  (1900) It was in the session of 1893 that this branch line, which we shall proceed to describe and illustrate in the present and some succeeding articles, received the sanction of Parliament under the title of the "Hunslet Railway". In the following year, however, by virtue of the additional powers conferred upon the Great Northern Line, arrangements were entered into which ultimately caused it to become the proper..
GNR 1900 Nottingham Extension
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY NEW RAILWAY AT NOTTINGHAM.(1900)  By R. F. Bennett, Construction Department, G.N.R.    Some important works have been recently completed by the Great Northern Railway Company at Nottingham, by Mr. A. Ross, M. Inst. C.E., chief engineer to the company, a description of which will probably interest our readers. In the year 1892 the Great Central Railway Company then the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway Company applied to Parliament for powers to make ..
GNR Carriage Cleaning Device 1875
On Tuesday morning, last week some private experiments took place near the running sheds of the Great Northern Railway, King’s-cross, with some machinery just erected there for cleaning railway carriages by mechanical means invented by the Earl of Caithness. The invention consists essentially of two large vertical brushes driven by a little steam engine; a number of dirty carriages making up a train of any length is passed slowly between these revolving brushes; water is thrown upon the side of eac..
GNR Historical Supplement from "The Engineer", 1913
Great Northern Railway supplement 1913. A "must have" for GNR fans. This document includes a summary history of the GNR and  includes maps, plans and diagrams. In order to reduce server load, this document has been split into several sections. Photographs of the classes of locomotives in use, including drawings of a large Atlantic locomotive are included. "THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY THERE is something exceedingly fascinating to a large number of per..
GNR The Great Northern Works, Doncaster 1892
This is a first hand account of a visit to the Great Northern Railway (GNR)  works at Doncaster in 1892. It contains many items of interest to GNR enthusiasts including plans, photographs and descriptions of the rolling stock. Due to the size of this document it is split into several parts to minimise server load.   "THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY WORKS, DONCASTER. THE Great Northern, as we now know it, dates from 1844, when the railway mania was at its height. several projects for effec..
GWR 1868 Much Wenlock Station
"PASSENGER STATIONS FOR COUNTRY TOWNS". - from "The Engineer" 1868 "The illustration ... of Much Wenlock passenger  booking office, waiting rooms, and station-master's residence combined, is a good example. of a suitable building of the class and has been recently completed on the Much Wenlock branch of the Great Western Railway, Shropshire, the contractors for which are Messrs. Brassey and Field. ... The building was desgned by Mr. J. Fogerty, M. Inst. C. E.,..
GWR Gauge Conversion
Great Western Railway (GWR) Gauge conversion. This interesting article includes a brief history of the rationale behind the broad gauge and its planned, impending demise on Saturday 21st May, 1892. Includes a map of the GWR lines. "THE CONVERSION OF GAUGE ON THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY". "At midnight on Saturday, the 21st inst.,[1892]  the entire sectton of the Great Western Railway from Exeter to Falmouth, a. distance of 113 ·miles, will be closed for traffic, and h..
GWR The Great Western Railway and Its Personnel 1960
"The Great Western Railway and Its Personnel By H . HOLCROFT PART 1 The scheme for a railway from London to Bristol received assent 125 years ago [in 1835]. In the article which follows the author deals with the broad gauge period of the Great Western Railway and the later acquisition of slandard gauge lines which made it necessary to introduce a mixed gauge. The years from 1863 to 1892 saw the spread of standard gauge to all parts of the system, and the first step lowards the P..
GWR The Great Western Railway Supplement 1910
In 1910 "The Engineer" published an extensive supplement devoted to the Great Western Railway (GWR). There are numerous illustrations of the engines, rolling stock and architectural features of the line. This document focuses on the broad gauge era. It contains lists of locomotives and their classes. A "must have" for GWR enthusiasts. This document is broken down into sections to reduce server load. THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. THE total length of the Great Western Railway permane..
LNWR 1868 Lime Street Station
The elevation and plan of this hotel, now in course of erection by the London and North-Western Railway Company, are from the designs of Mr. Waterhouse, 8, New Cavendish-street. The contractors for the works, Messrs. Haigh and Co., of Liverpool, are in full operation with the building, which is expected to be finished by January next. The design has been greatly modified from the original plan, so as to admit of the hotel being set back for the widening of Lime-street. A glass roof will be thrown over th..
LNWR Crewe Works, 1908
LNWR Crewe works, 1908. Many illustrations and diagrams. A "must have" for LNWR enthusiasts. To reduce server load this document has been spilt into several parts "THE LONDON AND NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY AND CREWE WORKS".  "The London and North-Western Ra.ilway, as it is to. day, is probahly historically the most interesting system of intercommunication ever constructed. Although many other railways came into existence about the same time, they all followed the example ..
LSR (Liverpool & Southport Railway) Electrification (1904)
THE ELECTRIFICATION OF THE LIVERPOOL AND SOUTHPORT RAILWAY.  The railway companies of this country have keenly felt the competition which the advent of electric tramways has caused, and have sought means to protect themselves against it. A number of things have been suggested so as while not reducing the speed of the trains, to keep down expenses to such a point as would enable the fares charged to be reduced to the level of, or even below, the small charges made by the tramways. There have been..
MET  - Metropolitan Railway History (1895)
HISTORY OF THE METROPOLITAN RAILWAY. Probably few persons among the many hundreds of thousands annually using the Metropolitan Railway are aware that when it was first opened for traffic, in January, 1863, from Bishop's-road to Farringdon-street, it was a broad-gauge line, worked by broad-gauge engines and carriages. As a matter of fact, it was a "mixed gauge" line, being laid with both the 7ft. and the ordinary 4ft. 8¼  in.  gauges, although only broad-gauge rolling stock..
MET - Metropolitan District Railway  (Inner Circle)
THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT RAILWAY (1866)  The present Metropolitan Railway, extending from Bishop’s-road to Moorgate-street, forms, as is very generally known, but the northern side of an irregular "circle" of underground railways which will surround that part of the metropolis lying between the existing line and the Thames. Of this "inner circle", as it is called, the Metropolitan District Railway will form the southern side, whilst the eastern and western portions wi..