Sir Vincent Raven and the North Eastern Railway

Sir Vincent Raven and the North Eastern Railway
Title Sir Vincent Raven and the North Eastern Railway PDF eBook
Author Peter Grafton
Publisher Oakwood Library of Railway History
Total Pages 144
Release 2005
Genre Railroad engineers
ISBN 9780853616405

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Visionary Pragmatist: Sir Vincent Raven

Visionary Pragmatist: Sir Vincent Raven
Title Visionary Pragmatist: Sir Vincent Raven PDF eBook
Author Andrew Everett
Publisher The History Press
Total Pages 298
Release 2006-05-15
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 075095681X

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When the "Railway Magazine" of January 2000 published the results of its Millennium Poll, Sir Vincent Raven gained a 42nd place, along with Thomas Newcomen and Arthur Peppercorn. This is the biography of this engineer, illustrated with contemporary archive photographs, portraits and ephemera.

Railway Electrification

Railway Electrification
Title Railway Electrification PDF eBook
Author Sir Vincent Litchfield Raven
Publisher
Total Pages 80
Release 1922
Genre Railroads
ISBN

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Locomotives of the North Eastern Railway

Locomotives of the North Eastern Railway
Title Locomotives of the North Eastern Railway PDF eBook
Author John S. Maclean
Publisher Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages 128
Release 2014-03-15
Genre Transportation
ISBN 1445637936

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A contemporary account of the NER's locomotives covering the company's formative years from 1841 up to the re-grouping of 1923. Originally published over 90 years ago this new edition isfully illustrated with line drawings and photographs.

The Railway Magazine

The Railway Magazine
Title The Railway Magazine PDF eBook
Author
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Total Pages 556
Release 1924
Genre
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The Locomotive News and Railway Contractor

The Locomotive News and Railway Contractor
Title The Locomotive News and Railway Contractor PDF eBook
Author
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Total Pages 504
Release 1922
Genre Locomotives
ISBN

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The North Eastern Railway in the First World War

The North Eastern Railway in the First World War
Title The North Eastern Railway in the First World War PDF eBook
Author Rob Langham
Publisher Fonthill Media
Total Pages
Release 2017-01-24
Genre Transportation
ISBN

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The North Eastern Railway underwent extreme change after the outbreak of war in August 1914. Within months, the company raised its own battalion of men and was the only railway company to do so. The NER also set to work adapting to the changes and requirements the war would bring. Not only would there be a drop in regular passenger traffic levels and increase in freight, transporting both war material and troops, but the workshops formerly used to build locomotives were turned over to making weapons of war. In December 1914, the railway came under attack from the Imperial German Navy, causing damage to the NER's infrastructure and killing several of its men. As the war went on, locomotives and rolling stock were sent to France to help with the enormous logistics required for operations on the Western Front. The planned opening of an electrified railway line for freight went ahead with a brand new fleet of powerful electric locomotives, adding to the company's portfolio of electrification with the electrified Tyneside passenger line and Newcastle Quayside. NER land was used to build an enormous munitions factory at Darlington and the unprecedented use of women in the work place meant traditionally male-only roles were increasingly seeing women take over and freeing men for military service.Overseas, men of the NER that joined the forces served with honour, but many were not to come home. The North Eastern Railway in the First World War tells the story of one railway's war, of how it continued to operate and adapt, and the men and women who served with the company or left to fight for the country's freedom.