British Steam Patriots

Author: Keith Langston
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1845631455
Size: 53.50 MB
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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 The class was withdrawn over a two year period between 1960 and 1962 having all covered around 1.3 million miles each, unfortunately too early to be considered for preservation. The last two withdrawn were in good condition on withdrawal, but unfortunately all were scrapped.Although no Patriot in either rebuilt or unrebuilt forms survived into preservation a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
Size: 17.94 MB
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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: 11.76 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
Size: 48.11 MB
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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.

The Cycling Bible

Author: Robin Barton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408196077
Size: 24.25 MB
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The Cycling Bible. Whether you are a novice, a mountain-bike enthusiast, a competitive cyclist or one who rides for fitness or pleasure, this book provides all you need to know to get the best out of your bike. Beginning with the anatomy of the bicycle, it explains what to look for when buying a bike so that you get the right one for you, whether it be a folding bike, tandem, electric bike, track bike or BMX. There's plenty of information on the right kit - for women as well as men - and clear explanations to help you tackle maintenance and repair jobs with confidence. The basic principles of riding, negotiating cities and riding off-road are explained, and it also covers how to ride safely and comfortably. For all those who want to take their cycling further, there's information on competitive riding and training, and even a stunning international touring section packed full of recommended rides in breathtaking locations. Fun, inspiring, beautifully illustrated and easy to use, The Cycling Bible is the perfect companion for riders of every level, whatever they want from their bike.

Best Tea Shop Walks In The Clwydian Hills And Welsh Borderlands

Author: Dorothy Hamilton
Publisher: Sigma Press
ISBN: 9781850587279
Size: 28.21 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.

1 000 Places To See Before You Die

Author: Patricia Schultz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761168710
Size: 58.82 MB
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1 000 Places To See Before You Die. The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz,but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm. The world is calling. Time to answer.

Ottley S Bibliography Of British Railway History

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Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN:
Size: 79.92 MB
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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.

Great Motorcycle Tours Of Europe

Author: Colette Coleman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1786486768
Size: 20.18 MB
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Great Motorcycle Tours Of Europe. Veteran biker and author Colette Coleman's guide lays out 50 of the most scenic and adventurous tours in Europe's most breathtaking locations. Whether you are an experienced biker or just discovering the joys of touring, this is the perfect introduction to the most inspiring motorcycle routes in Europe. Packed with breathtaking photography and practical information, Great Motorcycle Tours of Europe contains everything you need to plan an unforgettable trip. Motorcycle adventurer Colette Coleman takes you bend-by-bend along the narrowest passes and up the steepest climbs as you ride through some of the most impressive scenery in Europe. Experience the snowy peaks of Norway's Arctic Circle, head to the balmy French Riviera, ride through the valleys and peaks of the Italian Dolomites, tackle the twists and turns of Romania's Transfagarasan Highway and cruise down to the Aegean Sea. Over 200 stunning images are accompanied by insightful commentary from an author who has been exploring the world by motorcycle for over 25 years. Each tour features a locator map together with a fact file giving practical information on the route's length and terrain (from rocky tracks to snowy roads), highlighting local colour such as sites, events and the wildlife you might encounter, and including a wide range of valuable tips that will enhance your ride. This beautiful book is the definitive, all-purpose motorcycle reference, whether you are planning your own adventure or just enjoying some of the best views on the continent.