On the Slow Train Again

This volume of journeys is a celebration of the slow trains of Britain that lived on
against the odds – and continue to thrive in the twenty-first century. Fortunately,
Beeching's cold accountant's logic did not always prevail, and like the villagers of
 ...

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Author: Michael Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409051244

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the 'train to the end of the world' running for more than four splendid hours through lake, loch and moorland from Inverness to Wick, the most northerly town in Britain. He discovers a perfect country branch line in London's commuterland, and travels on one of the slowest services in the land along the shores of the lovely Dovey estuary to the far west of Wales. He takes the stopping train across the Pennines on a line with so few services that its glorious scenery is a secret known only to the regulars. Here, too, is the Bittern Line in Norfolk and the Tarka Line in North Devon as well as the little branch line to the fishing port of Looe in Cornwall, rescued from closure in the 1960s and now celebrating its 150th anniversary taking families on holiday to the seaside. From the most luxurious and historic - aboard the Orient Express - to the most futuristic - on the driverless trains of London's Docklands Light Railway - here is a unique travel companion celebrating the treasures of our railway heritage from one of Britain's most knowledgeable railway writers.

Sessional Papers

Before but the collision occurred before I had any chance the train commenced to
back I looked out and of putting on the ... It is customary to shunt slow trains
James Kerr , signalman , states : I have been into the refuge siding to clear the
line ...

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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033907661

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Parliamentary Papers

Before but the collision occurred before I had any chance the train commenced to
back I looked out and of putting on the ... 12 p . m . express train from these slow
trains to back into the refuge siding Carlisle passed through Galashiels , and ...

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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022674647

Category: Bills, Legislative

Page:

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Journey Into Music by the Slow Train

On the following Saturday I was again returning from London at about the same
time , in company with three or four other students . As the train slowed for the
station at which I had previously alighted , I prepared to leave the carriage . '
Come ...

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Author: Christopher Le Fleming

Publisher: Redcliffe Press Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105042565049

Category: Composers

Page: 200

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The Heathen Woman s Friend

In deserve great credit for their faithful and successful some places the wives of
converts refused to let Sahibs labors during the past year . baptize them , while
others again refused to let either At 2 A. M. I took a slow train again for Meerut .
the ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924113051308

Category:

Page:

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English Mechanics and the World of Science

Switch-locks deprived signalmen of the power of moving facing switches, whilst a
train was passing over them, and so of ... to act at any time that was desired, the
displaced mercury remaining in the descending limb until put back again by the
... The arrangements of the Great Northern and the London and North Western
Railways, for getting fast trains clear of slow trains were explained and illustrated.

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053258763

Category: Technology

Page:

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Transactions of the Seismological Society of Japan

At both stations the effect of the fast trains down grade was about the same in
degree as that of the slow trains at station A ... increase to the maximum and
corresponding uniform decrease again in the case of all the trains , with a
duration in all ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:501630062

Category:

Page:

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Railway Times

Mr. Cawkwell was danger of their existing trains , again I ask what been lately ,
the cause of which , as you know , was very ... I have another figure of increase
everything that was right , but not bringing forward fast train into a slow train just ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215956306

Category: Railroads

Page:

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A Complete Guide to Preliminary Examinations for Pharmacy Medicine Dentistry Veterinary Surgery and Science

Again , if the first clock loses 6 seconds in 1 day ( 24 hours ) , how much will it
lose in 112 days ? The answer is 11 ... The first , a slow train , starts on a journey
of given length , at a given time , travelling at a given rate of speed . The second ,
a ...

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Author: William Dodds

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89097443725

Category: Medicine

Page: 156

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The Economist

The tonnage of the fast train service amounted on the two networks together, in
1894, to 85,446 tons; in 1895. to 89,728 ... Taken together, the results of the slow
trains trafilc in 1895 have again been very satisfactory, and this is all the more ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105217532436

Category: Commerce

Page:

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Idaho Lore

At last , however , one came to the cargo on the eleventh mule and fell back ,
appalled . He turned to his companions . " What in the name of hell , " he asked , "
are we going to do with all that flour ? " Slow Train Among intolerably slow trains
in ...

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Author: Federal Writers' Project (Idaho)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012965425

Category: Folklore

Page: 256

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Return of Accidents and Casualties as Reported to the Board of Trade by the Several Railway Companies in the United Kingdom for the Quarter Ending

At the time I called out , “ Keep back , " the train was into the room , and one of us
asked him if the Blackabout 200 yards ... He did not stop , but instead of when the
express is 30 minutes late the slow train crossing over the boarded crossing he ...

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Author: Great Britain. Board of Trade. Railway Department

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105216764741

Category: Railroad accidents

Page:

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The Slow Train Home

He folded back the gates , looked doubtfully up and down the line , and then at
his watch . Still five minutes before that train was due . Plenty of time to drive
across , and then put back that wretched old woman's gates . Serve her right if
they ...

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Author: Dorothy Cowlin

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B299891

Category:

Page: 256

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Transcript of Proceedings of the Arbitration Board Arb Bd 254 NMB Case A 6080

( Page 2160 ) “ I know the elimination of slow trains and the elimination of branch
line trains that pulled into one stop ... then I again quote a brief statement by Mr.
Horning in his testimony before the Cox - Lester , 1954 Engineer Emergency ...

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Author: United States. National Mediation Board

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924002153538

Category: Arbitration, Industrial

Page: 1191

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Proceedings

The outer rail of curves should be elevated according to the degree of curve and
speed of train , taking the slow trains ... The outer rail at point of curves should
have the full elevation carried back on the tangents at the rate of about fifty feet
per ...

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Author: American Society of Railroad Superintendents

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021047397

Category:

Page:

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Proceedings of the Meeting

The outer rail of curves should be elevated according to the degree of curve and
speed of train , taking the slow trains ... The outer rail at point of curves should
have the full elevation carried back on the tangents at the rate of about fifty feet
per ...

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Author: Association of North American Railroad Superintendents

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HB2RMI

Category: Railroads

Page:

View: 382

Proceedings of the Meeting of the American Society of Railroad Superintendents

The outer rail of curves should be elevated according to the degree of curve and
speed of train , taking the slow trains ... The outer rail at point of curves should
have the full elevation carried back on the tangents at the rate of about fifty feet
per ...

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Author: American society of railroad superintendents

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3100563

Category:

Page:

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A Jubilee Jaunt to Norway

9 a.m. : -We are off in the slow train to Sweden , where nothing breaks the
stillness but the peaceful snoring of one of ... went by the slow train to Sweden ,
But when she got there , she said , I declare I will take the next train back to
Weedon !

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Author: Violet Crompton-Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001270161P

Category: Norway

Page: 204

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Reports from Select Committees of the House of Commons and Evidence Communicated to the Lords

—The length of time that the 155 miles ; that shows a difference , in favour of slow
trains take to go from town to town . ... but Sir Daniel Gooch . a saving of 2 hours
and 10 minutes on the journey ; then again , from Worcester to Lon2859.

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Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555099395

Category:

Page:

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Slow Train to Yesterday a Last Glance at the Local

The nostalgic railroad twinge was to come again , and acutely , when I taught
school near a Southern Appalachian narrow - gauge with which I fell head over
heels in love . Yet I did not actually enter the world of slow trains until some years
 ...

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Author: Archibald Thomas Robertson

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001087538

Category: Railroads, Local and light

Page: 189

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