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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..
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..
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..
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..
"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..
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 ..
THE MIDLAND RAILWAY COMPANY'S LOCOMOTIVE WORKS AT DERBY. (1895) In presenting to our readers a description of the Midland Railway Works, we feel sure that no apology will be required if we first briefly trace the history and development of this important line. Although nominally dating from May 10th, 1841, the Midland Railway system really may claim to have originated some twelve years prior to this date, when a short line sixteen miles long was constructed under the supervision of Robert Stephenson,..
THE NORTH-EASTERN RAILWAY WORKS. The locomotive works of the North-Eastern Railway are situated on the south bank of the Tyne, not far removed from the Stephenson High-Level Bridge. The site was originally that of an extensive goods station, and several of the shop buildings remain just as they were in those days, but in 1883 and 1884 the works were largely rebuilt, extended, and reorganised. Some old associations, however, still remain, a particularly tender one among the elder hands being that, thro..
NORTH-EASTERN LOCOMOTIVE DARLINGTON WORKS HITHERTO the building of the North-Eastern Railway Company's locomotives has been carried on a.t the Gateshead and Darlington works, but the work of repairing has been carried on chiefly at York. The building of the new erecting shop a.t Darlington, and the re-arrangement and re organisation which have been in progress for some time, together with the employment of more powerful engines for hauling heavier loads, causing fewer engines to be dealt with, decide..
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