British Steam Patriots

Author: Keith Langston
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1845631455
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British Steam Patriots. The Patriot class, often referred to as 'Baby Scots', were an immediate success displaying consistently good performance. The class was withdrawn over a two year period between 1960 and 1962 having all covered around 1.3 million miles each, unfortunately too early to be considered for preservation. The last two withdrawn were in good condition on withdrawal, but unfortunately all were scrapped.Although no Patriot in either rebuilt or unrebuilt forms survived into preservation a new 'Patriot' is under construction at the Llangollen Railway. The LMS-Patriot Project, a registered charity, is appealing for donations or regular contributions to build the new, 3 cylinder, Fowler designed, parallel boiler, 4-6-0 express passenger loco.Although mostly new, the group will use the leading wheel sets from two LMS 8F locomotives. An unrestored surviving LMS Fowler tender from Woodham Brothers Barry scrap yard will also be used for the project. The new build Patriot is being assembled at the Llangollen Railway Works, and will carry the number of the last built - LMS number 5551 or British Railways number 45551. After a public poll, the new Patriot locomotive will be named The Unknown Warrior, whose tomb is located in Westminster Abbey.The new Royal British Legion backed engine will be launched in late 2011 or early 2012 and this is the only 'official' book of the project. Containing hundreds of new, never before published photographs, British Steam - Patriot will tell the story of the engine from its original concept, follow its production throughout the building period and also its launch.The book will be endorsed by the Royal British Legion and promoted to all its members. This will be a must for all railway enthusiasts.

Rock Trails Snowdonia

Author: Paul Gannon
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 1906095043
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Rock Trails Snowdonia. This book explains to the hillwalker, in easy to understand but accurate terms, how geology has shaped the landscape of Snowdonia. A selection of thirteen guided walks are used to illustrate this in terms of what can be seen on the ground. Divided into two parts, it is intended to help those who love Snowdonia's mountain scenery to understand how this haunting landscape came about. The first half narrates the story of colliding continents, volcanoes, mountain-building and glaciation in creating Snowdonia, explaining why volcanoes occurred, the rocks they created and how to interpret signs of mountain-building and glaciation on the ground. The second half describes several recommended walks, of differing levels of difficulty, but all with a wide variety of geological features to be seen and, most important, enjoying consistently fantastic views of the very best of Snowdonia's wonderful scenery. The author has concentrated on what you can see as you walk around the hills, pointing to conspicuous, easily seen features in rocks and the overall shape of the terrain in accounting for the present day landscape.

The History Of Geoconservation

Author: Cynthia V. Burek
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862392540
Size: 57.96 MB
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The History Of Geoconservation. This book is the first to describe the history of geoconservation. It draws on experience from the UK, Europe and further afield, to explore topics including: what is geoconservation; where, when and how did it start; who was responsible; and how has it differed across the world? Geological and geomorphological features, processes, sites and specimens, provide a resource of immense scientific and educational importance. They also form the foundation for the varied and spectacular landscapes that help define national and local identity as well as many of the great tourism destinations. Mankind's activities, including contributing to enhanced climate change, pose many threats to this resource: the importance of safeguarding and managing it for future generations is now widely accepted as part of sustainable development. Geoconservation is an established and growing activity across the world, with more participants and a greater profile than ever before. This volume highlights a history of challenges, set-backs, successes and visionary individuals and provides a sound basis for taking geoconservation into the future.

Landmark Visitor Guide Yorkshire Dales

Author: Ron Scholes
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781843062097
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Landmark Visitor Guide Yorkshire Dales. This guide provides details of short circular walking routes around the Yorkshire Dales, including the Herriot Way and the Lower Dales Route. Information on local amenities, attractions and accommodation is also included.

Best Tea Shop Walks In The Clwydian Hills And Welsh Borderlands

Author: Dorothy Hamilton
Publisher: Sigma Press
ISBN: 9781850587279
Size: 37.14 MB
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Best Tea Shop Walks In The Clwydian Hills And Welsh Borderlands. Features routes that explore splendid sections of the Offa's Dyke path. This work helps you visit the spectacular Eglwyseg escarpment or stroll through gentler countryside in the Vale of Clwyd or Glyn Ceiriog. It offers directions, sketch maps and photographs that are accompanied by notes on local history and wildlife.

Ottley S Bibliography Of British Railway History

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Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN:
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Ottley S Bibliography Of British Railway History. For over thirty years the Bibliography of British Railway History has been an essential tool for anyone wanting to study the history of rail transport and one of the foundations for the best of recent railway historical research. The continuing output of new publications about railways is such that a substantial supplement is required from time to time to maintain the work's utility. This is the second such supplement. As well as providing addenda to some of the 13,000 entries in the previous volumes, this volume has 6600 new entries.

Best Tea Shop Walks On Lleyn Anglesey

Author: Dorothy Hamilton
Publisher: Sigma Press
ISBN: 9781850587248
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Best Tea Shop Walks On Lleyn Anglesey. Includes routes that range from 3 to 8 miles, suitable for all ages and experience, and cover a variety of scenery. This work contains routes that offer you the opportunity to explore magnificent cliff scenery, enjoy dramatic views of offshore islands, visit picturesque coastal hamlets and remote valleys or walk beside rushing rivers.

Werewolves

Author: Linda S. Godfrey
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438118279
Size: 57.12 MB
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Werewolves. Are werewolves real? When the moon is full, do ordinary people under a supernatural curse transform into snarling creatures charging out of the fog, only to revert to human form? Throughout history, people have claimed to have seen weird beings that are part human and part wolf, dog, fox, or even cat. Modern-day eyewitnesses across the United States report strange encounters with dogmen and wolf-like creatures. And while theories abound to explain the stories, the only certain thing is that popular interest in the mystery of werewolves remains strong. Werewolves examines the lore and legends of lycanthropy throughout history and from around the world, describing the many types of werewolves and case studies, and offering readers information they need to conduct their own field investigation.Chapters include: The Mystery of Werewolf History; Will the Real Werewolf Please Stand Up? Did You See What I Saw? Hoax and Illusion; Celebrity Were-Mania - Howling with the Stars; and, Your Field Guide to Werewolves.