Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The Ribblehead Viaduct or Batty Moss Viaduct carries the Settle–Carlisle railway across Batty Moss in the Ribble Valley at Ribblehead, in North Yorkshire, England. The viaduct, built by the Midland Railway, is 28 miles (45 km) north-west of Skipton and 26 miles (42 km) south-east of Kendal. It is a Grade II* listed structure. Ribblehead Viaduct is the longest and the third tallest structure on…
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Sunday, June 09, 2019
British Rail Class D16/1 – Wikipedia
LMS No. 10000 and 10001 were the first mainline diesel locomotives built in Great Britain. They were built in association with English Electric by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at its Derby Works, using an English Electric 1600 hp diesel engine, generator and electrics.
Under British Railways, the locomotives became British Railways Class D16/1
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RECREATING THE LEGEND The Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society plan to recreate, and operate 10000, the first British mainline diesel electric locomotive. The original was scrapped in 1968, before the preservation movement had taken notice of historically important diesel locomotives. LMS 10000 and 10001 were the ancestors of all current British mainline diesel locomotives. Designed by H. G. Ivatt and built by the London Midland and Scottish Railway at its Derby works in 1947, they proved many parts and concepts that are still in use on the railway network today. The society is a not for profit organisation, made up of volunteers with a shared interest in the recreation and operation of this historic locomotive. Can you help? We need funds and people to make this happen. Contact us today if you would like to be involved.
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Friday, May 31, 2019
BC STREETCAR 1939 The British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) was an historic railway which operated in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Originally the parent company, and later a division, of BC Electric, the BCER assumed control of existing streetcar and interurban lines in southwestern British Columbia in 1897, and operated the electric railway systems in the region until the last interurban service was discontinued in 1958. During and after the streetcar era, BC Electric also ran bus and trolleybus systems in Greater Vancouver and bus service in Greater Victoria; these systems subsequently became part of BC Transit, and the routes in Greater Vancouver eventually came under the control of TransLink. Trolley buses still run in the City of Vancouver and one line extends into Burnaby.
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