A two-decade pictorial history of the British locomotive class and its “jack of all trades” design.
When British Railways (BR) was privatised in April 1994 some of the freight companies were bought by English Welsh Scottish Railways (EWSR), which immediately reviewed the mixed locomotive fleet and led to the decision to purchase 250 locomotives from General Motors (USA), based on that company’s earlier Class 59 design supplied to Foster Yeoman in 1985. Delivered to Newport Docks each locomotive was lubricated, filled with fuel and water and released to traffic within hours of being craned onto the quayside.
The early privatised freight market was geared to the heavy industries but the changes of Government policies to counteract global warming has seen consequent changes in freight operations whilst global trading has seen massive growth in the movement of containers between ports and inland distribution centres.
This changing market has encouraged both existing and new operators to base operations on a reliable locomotive fleet which has been met by the Class 66 design. The expansion of the locomotive’s operating area has been recorded within the book through a regional analysis noting both the freight services operated within the region and the companies providing them. This also notes changes of operators, both by exchange of locomotives and exchange of hauler as contracts are re-negotiated at regular intervals.
Fred Kerr’s book seeks to show, as at October 2019, the range of services that have been operated by class members, including the occasional passenger services despite the locomotives not being fitted with any heat generating equipment.
Grab the opportunity to knit when you’re commuting, socializing, or just waiting around—with these highly portable projects! People who love to knit are determined to find time to practice their craft, despite the many roles they fulfill throughout the day. They knit while traveling or commuting, while waiting for their kids, while socializing. Times like these call for projects that are easily transportable and have stitch patterns that are simple to memorize. Véronik Avery has created 30 such projects for Knitting 24/7, a collection of stylish clothing and accessories that make use of those “in-between” times when we’re busy, yet our hands are free. Ranging from sweaters, scarves, and shrugs to hats and mitts, the projects represent both what knitters want to wear and what they actually have time to create. The book’s gorgeous color photographs capture knitters in a range of settings—a morning at work, a dinner with friends, a relaxing weekend afternoon—evoking the time of day when each wardrobe item might be worn.
Do you know what led to Napoleon and the French taking over most of mainland Europe? What was it that eventually caused his downfall? How many men died as a result of his vision for a global French Empire? And what is the legacy of the Napoleonic Wars?Join narrator Charles King in this fantastic guide to one of the most important periods in European history, as he talks us through more than one hundred amazing facts about the Napoleonic Wars. With individual chapters covering subjects such as an overview of the conflict, military commanders and notable figures, weaponry used and developed during the time and many more, this is a perfect audiobook to add to any military historian’s collection.
Home Gardener’s Small Gardens is the essential guide to improving a small garden and turning the most modest-sized space into a stunning outdoor area. It offers lushly illustrated strategies for making the most of a confined space—whether backyard, terrace or courtyard. Get started with an informative discussion of small garden types, appropriate plants, problems and opportunities, design, and planning. The excitement truly begins with a look at the wide variety of stylistic options. The gardens range from Mediterranean to wildflower, secluded to low-maintenance, container to balcony. And a plant directory covers it all: summer-flowering annuals, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, small trees, climbers, water plants, bamboos, culinary herbs, fruits, vegetables, and even more. For a finishing touch, there's practical information on garden construction, with step-by-step instructions for making paths, patios and other garden structures.
Memoirs which cover three decades of the second half of the twentieth century, and the first years of the new millennium. Private life of the people in their thirties, their ways to earn money abroad and in Poland, their family ties, and their loved ones. The book describes the changes Poland underwent in the decades from the 1970-ties to the turn of the century.
The principal characters include the authoress and her friends, many of whom she has known since her childhood, their boyfriends and families. The historical background describes the birth of the Solidarity movement, martial law, and the peaceful transition from communism to democracy in Poland.
The real-life episodes include many funny situations. They describe our efforts to earn enough money to buy a new car, a Fiat 126 p, which was a great challenge in those days, turning one gas ration card per buyer into a thick pack which supported our driving free as often as we wished and as far as we needed, and a variety of jobs we did to get paid in "real" money" abroad.
The countries we found seasonal jobs in included Sweden, Switzerland and England. One of us worked in the USA. Fortunately, working abroad did not mean "sweat and tears" only. It also gave us a lot of opportunities to do the sightseeing and visit many places of interest and tourist attractions. It happened in Sweden, thanks to picture selling business, for example.
Bruce Miller, a professional reviewer, wrote at the beginning of his review: "Five Stars
I enjoyed reading "Even the Bad Times Are Good” by Zofia Puszkarow and in my opinion, this author has created a very entertaining compilation of true-life stories in Poland during the last three decades of the 20th Century that are captivating, intriguing, humorous, emotional, and remarkably entertaining.
Delving into what it takes to win $8.9 million in one tournament, this guide provides tips and tricks on becoming a World Series of Poker main event champion. Penned by the 2010 winner himself, the handbook reveals useful insight without being too technical, making it ideal for casual players and aficionados alike. Clever plays at crucial spots are revealed, and the 2010 champion's strategic thinking is retraced in detail, outlining the vital moments when he had to either go all in or fold. Key playing advice is combined with a personal memoir, chronicling the author's development as a poker player — from his earliest days through online playing and into tournaments. Illustrating the delicate balance between risk and caution, this unique companion is a must-have for Friday night enthusiasts as well as professionals.
”This book, the rather unpremeditated production of several months’ work, is by a man who is not a novelist and who is therefore entirely unfitted to write about women who are novelists.” The author is a literary reporter and from that perspective he offers a short biographical sketch “of all the living American women novelists whose writing, by the customary standards, is artistically fine . . . [or] whose writing has attained a wide popularity.” This book was published in 1918. (Summary taken from the Introduction by MaryAnn)
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