The Great Eastern Railway in South Essex

Author: Charles Phillips

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526720597

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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The Great Eastern Railway In South Essex: A Definitive History is the history of the Great Eastern’s lines from Shenfield to Southend, Wickford to Southminster and Woodham Ferrers to Maldon including their ancestor. It is the only comprehensive history of all three lines and was researched using both previously published and unpublished material. The history covers not only the history of the lines in question but also a sample of services from the opening of them to the present day, the motive power that was and is used on them and a topographical description of them. The book is intended to appeal to wide audience: in particular those with an interest in the local history of the area served by the lines, those interested in the history of Essex and railway enthusiasts interested in the railways of the eastern counties in general and the Great Eastern Railway in particular.
The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914

Author: Edwin A. Pratt

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547048886

Category: Transportation

Page: 382

View: 141

"The Rise of Rail-power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914" by Edwin A. Pratt is a book about transportation and the military. The time has not yet come for telling all that the railways have thus far done during the war which has still to be fought out. That story, in the words of a railwayman concerned therein, is at present "a sealed book." Meanwhile, however, it is desirable that the position as defined in the second of the two considerations given should be fully realized, in order that what the railways and, so far as they have been aided by them, the combatants, have accomplished or are likely to accomplish may be better understood when the sealed book becomes an open one.
The Railway Goods Shed and Warehouse in England

Author: John Minnis

Publisher: English Heritage

ISBN: 9781848023291

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

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Although goods traffic accounted in many cases for a higher proportion of railway companies’ revenue than passengers, the buildings associated with it have received very little attention in comparison to their passenger counterparts. They once played as important a role in distribution as the ‘big sheds’ near motorway junctions do today. The book shows how the basic design of goods sheds evolved early in the history of railways, and how the form of goods sheds reflected the function they performed. Although goods sheds largely functioned in the same way, there was considerable scope for variety of architectural expression in their external design. The book brings out how they varied considerably in size from small timber huts to the massive warehouses seen in major cities. It also looks at how many railway companies developed standard designs for these buildings towards the end of the 19th century and at how traditional materials such as timber, brick and stone gave way to steel and concrete in the 20th This building type is subject to a high level of threat with development pressure in urban and suburban areas for both car parking and housing having already accounted for the demise of many of these buildings. Despite this, some 600 have been identified as still extant and the book will, for the first time, provide a comprehensive gazetteer of the surviving examples.
Transport Policy: Learning Lessons from History

Author: Colin Divall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134808595

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The key aim of this volume is to demonstrate ways in which an understanding of history can be used to inform present-day transport and mobility policies. This is not to say that history repeats itself, or that every contemporary transport dilemma has an historical counterpart: rather, the contributors to this book argue that in many contexts of transport planning a better understanding of the context and consequences of past decisions and processes could lead to more effective policy decisions. Collectively the authors explore the ways in which the methods and approaches of historical research may be applied to contemporary transport and policy issues across a wide range of transport modes and contexts. By linking two bodies of academic research that for the most part remain separate this volume helps to inform current transport and mobility policies and to stimulate innovative new research that links studies of both past and present mobilities.
The Great War, Memory and Ritual

Author: Mark Connelly

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780861932535

Category: History

Page: 259

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This detailed case study of a part of London seeks to show how both the survivors and the bereaved sought to come to terms with the losses and implications of the Great War.