I Tried to Run a Railway

I Tried to Run a Railway

'I don't take it back says sacked rail chief' DAILY EXPRESS. This is the notorious book that got Gerard Fiennes sacked from British Railways while he was Chairman and General Manager of the Eastern Region in 1968.

Author: Gerard Fiennes

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1786691280

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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'BR rebel chairman resigns' THE GUARDIAN. 'Rebel rail chief in row' DAILY MAIL. 'I don't take it back says sacked rail chief' DAILY EXPRESS. This is the notorious book that got Gerard Fiennes sacked from British Railways while he was Chairman and General Manager of the Eastern Region in 1968. Fiennes became a railwayman by accident, joining the L.N.E.R as a Traffic Apprentice in 1928. Over the next four decades he worked himself up to the top of the management tree, experiencing all facets of railway life – steam through diesel to electrification – on his way to the top. When he got there, he knew the service was ripe for a revolution... and he believed he was the man to lead it. But of course, it was the wrong time for a manager who thought that railways could be a success – Dr. Beeching was sharpening his axe and unprofitable lines were closed rather than turned round. After being resisted, circumvented, delayed and blocked, G. F. Fiennes ran out of patience and put pen to paper and ran his career into the buffers as he told the story of what happens when non-railwaymen tried to run the railway.
Categories: Transportation

Government the Railways and the Modernization of Britain

Government  the Railways and the Modernization of Britain

Beeching's Last Trains Charles Loft ... and the late Gerard Fiennes, whose
autobiography, I Tried to Run a Railway, cost him his job but planted the first
seeds of my interest in the thinking behind the railways that fascinated me as a
child.

Author: Charles Loft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135773663

Category: History

Page: 240

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More than 40 years after its publication, the 1963 Beeching Report on British railways remains controversial for recommending the closure of a third of Britain’s railways. In this book, Charles Loft examines: why the nationalized railways were in such dire financial straits by 1963 how government work on future transport needs led to conclusions which would have cut Britain’s railways down by thousands of miles what difficulties eventually halted attempts by Conservative and Labour governments to implement these cuts. This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in how transport policy is made or how it has arrived at its current state and sheds fascinating new light on the working of government, the economy and the mood of the times under Churchill, Eden, Macmillan and Wilson.
Categories: History

Fire and Steam

Fire and Steam

... 1974– 97: from integration to privatization (2002), which are published
respectively by Cambridge and Oxford University Press. Gerard Fiennes wrote
the classic I tried to run a railway about his career (Ian Allan, 1967) at British
Railways (for ...

Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848872615

Category: History

Page: 300

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The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.
Categories: History

Railway Times

Railway Times

Mr. BALFOUR BRowNE addressed the committee on behalf of the Metropolitan
Railway Company. ... If they had tried the running powers and failed to give the
public the facilities they wanted to give, he could have understood that there
might ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215956645

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Categories: Railroads

Parliamentary Debates

Parliamentary Debates

Were they likely to take over and one objections to this attempt to run railways
that paid well ? ... railways . tion had tried to run a dominion parlia We all knew
what would be the result of ment , and at the same time to preserve that kind of
thing .

Author: New South Wales. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858045639816

Category: New South Wales

Page:

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Categories: New South Wales

The Great Railway Revolution

The Great Railway Revolution

Nevertheless, thanks to the steamships, by the time serious thought was being
given to railways, the key requirements for ... At the turn of the century, Trevithick
had tried to run an engine on a road, but the lack of a steering mechanism ...

Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857897794

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 688

In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.
Categories: History

The Street Railway Journal

The Street Railway Journal

And it is none the less significant to the commissioners have not yet learned how
to run railways . street railway ... Government control of railways the department ,
and the running of trains to suit the conwherever it has been tried has not ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89089694715

Category: Electric railroads

Page:

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Categories: Electric railroads

Annual Report of the American Railway Master Mechanics Association

Annual Report of the American Railway Master Mechanics  Association

In order to get more air to the fire and to facilitate combustion of the fuel , I tried
running some of our engines with the furnace door open . That , however , throws
back a light which prevents the engineer from getting the best view of his track ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433006751840

Category: Railroad engineering

Page:

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Categories: Railroad engineering

The Railway News

The Railway News

When they attempted to exercise their running powers they conveyed their coal to
their own particular port . At that time had in numerous instances met with the
most determined opposition the coal trade was chiefly in export " ; the district was
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026244181

Category: Finance

Page:

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Categories: Finance

Railway Review

Railway Review

If that is the ques- there is a warm box , except at the terminal stations . ceded ,
and we must have men to run railway ... fact that cannot be tried to get such a
metal , under very much less ing , and also to the fact that we required this hot
stoves ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89059992727

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Categories: Railroads

Railway Returns for England and Wales Scotland and Ireland

Railway Returns for England and Wales  Scotland  and Ireland

My check - rail opposite to the V , but the running rail was gaug was on the line ,
and we got out of the way of quite straight , not bulged out at all . About half an
the train . The train was running at a good speed at hour before the accident I had
 ...

Author: Great Britain. Board of Trade

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118858088

Category: Railroads

Page:

View: 354

Categories: Railroads

The Great Indian Railways

The Great Indian Railways

Meanwhile, the East Indian Railway would have run the first passenger train in
India, supposedly from Howrah to ... The legend ends with the French, who tried
to disrupt the plans of a British-run railway passing through Chandernagore.

Author: Arup K. Chatterjee

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9789388414234

Category: Transportation

Page: 376

View: 453

Following an experimental railway track at Chintadripet, in 1835, the battle for India's first railroad was fought bitterly between John Chapman's Great Indian Peninsular Railway and Rowland MacDonald Stephenson's East India Railway Company, which was merged with Dwarkanauth Tagore's Great Western of Bengal Railway. Even at the height of the Mutiny of 1857, Bahadur Shah Zafar promised Indian owned railway tracks for native merchants if Badshahi rule was restored in Delhi. From Jules Verne to Rudyard Kipling to Mark Twain to Rabindranath Tagore to Nirad C. Chaudhuri to R.K. Narayan and Ruskin Bond-the aura of Indian trains and railway stations have enchanted many writers and poets. With iconic cinematography from The Apu Trilogy, Aradhana, Sonar Kella, Sholay, Gandhi, Dil Se, Parineeta, Barfi, Gangs of Wasseypur, and numerous others, Indian cinema has paved the way for mythical railroads in the national psyche. The Great Indian Railways takes us on a historic adventure through many junctions of India's hidden railway legends, for the first time in a book replete with anecdotes from imperial politics, European and Indian accounts, the battlefronts of the Indian nationalist movement, Indian cinema, songs, advertisements, and much more, in an ever-expanding cultural biography of the Great Indian Railways. Dubbed as 'one of a kind' this awe-inspiring saga is 'compulsive reading.' 'In this fascinating cultural history, Arup K Chatterjee charts the extraordinary journey of the Indian Railways, from the laying of the very first sleeper to the first post-Independence bogey. It evokes our collective accumulation of those innumerable memories of platform chai and rail-gaadi stories, bringing alive through myriad voices and tales the biography of one of India's defining public institutions.' – Shashi Tharoor, Author, M.P., Lok Sabha 'The Great Indian Railways is a fascinating and well-researched cultural biography of the Indian Railways-those intricate arteries of the soul of India, as have been experienced, written, filmed, and dreamed. We cannot all travel by rail to know India, as Gandhiji did, but we can and should read this book!' – Tabish Khair, Author, Professor
Categories: Transportation

Railway and Locomotive Engineering

Railway and Locomotive Engineering

The Manchester Locomotive Works are complaint is made that the water is
heated The Northeastern Railway of ... was ing ten six - wheel connected
locomotives pleased to hear from any who have tried run from York to
Scarborough and back ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433012633784

Category: Locomotives

Page:

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Categories: Locomotives

Snapshots of Welsh History

Snapshots of Welsh History

Stephenson did not open his Stockton and Darlington Railway (the first public
railway to use steam-powered locomotives) until 1825 and by then the Mumbles
Railway had been running for nearly twenty years. ... Over the years several other
means of transportation were tried, ranging from a short-lived attempt at sail
power to steam and electric – more means of transportation than any other
railway ever ...

Author: Phil Carradice

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781908192448

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 933

A fascinating collection of stories from Welsh history collected from Phil Carradice’s popular BBC Wales blog, gathered together for the first time in a book. Among the incredible stories are... The man from Clydach who invented a Death Ray The Welsh aristocrat whose parrot once bit Herman Goering on the nose The witch who cursed the launch of a warship at Pembroke Dockyard The battle that was won by a herd of cows These stories are part and parcel of Welsh heritage and make history interesting. Snapshots of Welsh History – without the boring bits covers a wide range of Welsh history topics. Written in Phil’s unique easy-to-read yet elegant style, these stories are funny, tragic, sad and hilarious. Yet the one thing they all have in common is that they make compelling reading.
Categories: History

Railway Management and Engineering

Railway Management and Engineering

Another characteristic of the American rail market is that the principal rail
operators can own the track they are running on. As competition is the rule in the
American economy, legislation tried to assure rights of rail operators to run on ...

Author: Professor V A Profillidis

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409464631

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 549

View: 641

This book aims to cover the need for a new scientific approach for railways and is useful for railway managers, economists and engineers, consulting economists and engineers, students of schools of engineering, transportation, economics, and management. The book is divided into three parts, which deal successively with management, track, rolling stock, and environment and safety. Each chapter contains the necessary theoretical analysis of the phenomena studied, the recommended solutions, applications, charts and design of the specific railway component. In this way, both the requirement for a theoretical analysis is met, and the need of the railway manager and engineer for tables, nomographs, regulations, etc. is satisfied.
Categories: Business & Economics

Electric Railway Journal

Electric Railway Journal

Pairs of test wires are run back to the station from various points , one of the test
wires being connected to the track ... found the limit in best central station practice
; and that , considering the trying conditions to which bonds are subjected in the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112107699917

Category: Electric railroads

Page:

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Categories: Electric railroads

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Great Continental Railway Journeys

HE WORTH OF RAILWAYS TO THE ECONOMICS of industry was soon proved,
with raw materials and freight shipped around the ... France tried to get the best of
both worlds by compelling privately run railway companies – who enjoyed profit ...

Author: Michael Portillo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471151507

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 237

Great Continental Railway Journeysis now a firmly established series on BBC2, following in the illustrious tracks of its predecessor - Great British Railway Journeys. Both series are fronted by ex-politician Michael Portillo and in this European odyssey he travels around continental Europe, using George Bradshaw's1913 Continental Railway Guide. Now coming up for its fourth instalment this autumn, Portillo guides the train-travelling fan across Europe arriving at a myriad of magical and historically fascinating cities we all dream of travelling to by train. From London, to Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Copenhagen, Oslo, Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Prague, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Budapest, St Petersburg; all the way down to Constantinople, Haifa and Jerusalem - Portillo describes the great feats of engineering that built the various railway lines connecting Europe and further afield and the men and women who made these journeys famous through their deeds and words. The new series (6x1-hour) will transmit in early November 2015, and this book will be the official, lavishly illustrated tie-in covering every single journey Portillo has undertaken across Europe. Capturing all the colour, beauty, excitement and fervour of journeying across this historic continent can muster. A must-have purchase for any armchair fan of unique and award-winning travel programming.
Categories: Travel

Railway and Locomotive Engineering

Railway and Locomotive Engineering

We 14 inches ; top above rail , 12 feet 8 inches . or other obstacles over the road ,
and the incline to think that Eugene Field ... They are given The Panhandle
people tried running a share of all kinds of work , including six their express
engines ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021242055

Category: Locomotives

Page:

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Categories: Locomotives

The Railway Engineer

The Railway Engineer

It was now sought to get the new route sanctioned and also to get the gauge
altered from 4 feet to the standard ... Mr. Crompton , engineer for the promoters ,
admitted that the system of running railway lines in the street longitudinally was
an ...

Author: Lawrence Saunders

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211473561

Category: Engineering

Page:

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Categories: Engineering