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The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated With an Account of its Invention and Progressive Improvement, and its Application to … and Railways; Including also a Memoir of Watt

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The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated With an Account of its Invention and Progressive Improvement, and its Application to … and Railways; Including also a Memoir of Watt

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Portrait of an Engineer – British Railways in the 1950’s


Produced in 1954, this film depicts a typical day of production engineer Ted Wilson who has spent 30 years working at the Vulcan Foundry (located at Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire). At this time the foundry was building both steam and electric locomotives for Britain and other countries. You’ll see the inner workings of the foundry, including the large machines in operation.

24 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - December 1, 2012 at 2:41 am

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00 Gauge Garden Railway GWR & Southern Railways Part 1


Built in 1971. I am very happy to answer any questions you have and i love to hear feedback on my railway.

25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 6, 2012 at 10:37 pm

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Railways in Britain 1959 – Development of British diesel, electric and steam trains


This promotional film was produced in 1959 to educate the general public about the development of diesel, electric and steam engines in Britain. The film features many examples of motive power, both in England as well as locomotives exported to foreign countries, and includes scenes of the “Deltic” class diesel which were the most powerful locomotives at the time.

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London’s Railways 1920s – 1970s DVD clip


Purchase DVD online at www.timereel.co.uk London’s Railways 1920s – 1970s In the 1900s, London’s transport system relied on steam. Within sixty years, most of these locomotives had vanished as the capital switched to electric and diesel power. Journey back to a time when London played host to the Silver Jubilee and the Devon Belle, and when the Coronation Scot was the latest in steam power. Highlights include a demonstration of a railcar in 1935; the underground GPO mail train and the trial of BR’s Roadrailer in 1960.

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National Geographic video – The Great Indian Railways Part 3 of 5


A puffing steam train climbs into the Himalaya, a rolling rumble echoes over the holy waters of the Ganges, an astonishing five million commuters rush daily through the Bombay Victoria Terminus – join National Geographic as we journey on one of the world’s largest railways. Since 1853, Indian railway has been a unifying force. Not only did it physically link distant regions, it also connected the myriad of castes, languages, and religions that comprise India. It’s a rich history, riding the sumptuous Palace on Wheels through Rajasthan or the “toy train” to Darjiing, but sadly, the age of steam is dying. At the Black Beauty contest, the beloved steam engines are admired for the last time. From the driver in the steaming locomotive to the station master in the sleepy village, from the family traveling to a wedding to the commuters in the large cities, this great institution reflects the country itself. Many are the faces, and varied are the stories, on THE GREAT INDIAN RAILWAY. The British Empire’s legacy to India is the subcontinent’s railway system. Indian Railways is the state-owned railway company of India. Indian Railways owns and operates most of the country’s rail transport. It is overseen by the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India. Indian Railways has one of the largest and busiest rail networks in the world, transporting over 18 million passengers and more than 2 million tonnes of freight daily. Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest commercial

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National Geographic video – The Great Indian Railways Part 2 of 5


A puffing steam train climbs into the Himalaya, a rolling rumble echoes over the holy waters of the Ganges, an astonishing five million commuters rush daily through the Bombay Victoria Terminus – join National Geographic as we journey on one of the world’s largest railways. Since 1853, Indian railway has been a unifying force. Not only did it physically link distant regions, it also connected the myriad of castes, languages, and religions that comprise India. It’s a rich history, riding the sumptuous Palace on Wheels through Rajasthan or the “toy train” to Darjiing, but sadly, the age of steam is dying. At the Black Beauty contest, the beloved steam engines are admired for the last time. From the driver in the steaming locomotive to the station master in the sleepy village, from the family traveling to a wedding to the commuters in the large cities, this great institution reflects the country itself. Many are the faces, and varied are the stories, on THE GREAT INDIAN RAILWAY. The British Empire’s legacy to India is the subcontinent’s railway system. Indian Railways is the state-owned railway company of India. Indian Railways owns and operates most of the country’s rail transport. It is overseen by the Ministry of Railways of the Government of India. Indian Railways has one of the largest and busiest rail networks in the world, transporting over 18 million passengers and more than 2 million tonnes of freight daily. Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest commercial

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Jobs in the British Railways 1946 – “The Railwaymen” – Historic Train Film


An educational movie about jobs available within the railways of Great Britain during the mid/late 1940’s. Covers some of the less glamourous jobs withing the railways including cleaning locomotives, station work and other behind the scenes activities which were the starting point of your career in those days

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