Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Spinner ae25b23ec1304e55286f349b58b08b50e88aad5748913a7eb729246ffefa31c9
A Life on the Lines - A railwayman's album - cover

A Life on the Lines - A railwayman's album

R H N Hardy

Publisher: Conway

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

During much of his early career, from 1944 through to the early 1960s, Richard Hardy took hundreds of pictures of life on the railways and the men he knew and worked with on a daily basis, using his trusty Brownie 620 box camera. These unique and largely unpublished images form a fascinating and hugely evocative portrayal of the height of the steam era, during the age of the 'Big Four', and after 1947 on the sprawling nationalised network known as British Railways.  
 
Many of the pictures capture the railways in wartime, providing a valuable social record of the nation at war. In addition there is a sequence of rare photographs of French engines, railways and railwaymen, which offer a superb contrast to the British rail network (it quickly becomes evident that whereas the British rail system ran on tea, the French system ran on wine). Great characters are the unifying theme of the pictures, and they include famous figures associated with the railways, such as the poet John Betjeman. 
 
This lavishly illustrated book sets Richard's personal photographs and text alongside a carefully collated selection of ephemera, artworks and photographs drawn from the National Railway Museum in York. Collectively these images and artefacts tell the stories of the great brotherhood of railwaymen.

Who read this book also read:

  • Quiltastic Curves - cover

    Quiltastic Curves

    Tammy Kelly

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Conquer your curved-piecing fears forever! With just a few template shapes, you can create any of these curvaceous quilts. Just follow along step by step--and take your next quilting journey around the bend.Choose from a dozen curvy quilt projects, from small wall hangings to bed quiltsProduce perfect curves every time with Tammy's simplified cutting and sewing techniquesFind fabric-selection tips to help you choose and use strong, fresh colors in traditional designs
    Show book
  • The Kevin O'Leary Handbook - Everything You Need To Know About Kevin O'Leary - cover

    The Kevin O'Leary Handbook -...

    Willie Hughes

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    This book is your ultimate Kevin O'Leary resource. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, facts, quotes and much more. 
     
    In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Kevin O'Leary's whole picture right away. Get countless Kevin O'Leary facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource. 
     
    The Kevin O'Leary Handbook is the single and largest Kevin O'Leary reference book. This compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. It will be your go-to source for any Kevin O'Leary questions. 
     
    A mind-tickling encyclopedia on Kevin O'Leary, a treat in its entirety and an oasis of learning about what you don't yet know...but are glad you found. The Kevin O'Leary Handbook will answer all of your needs, and much more.
    Show book
  • The Story Garden - Cultivating Plants to Nurture Memories - cover

    The Story Garden - Cultivating...

    Johanna Buchert Smith

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Learn the magic of self-discovery, memory, and human connections transmitted through botany. The stories in this book are supplemented with simple plant propagation how-tos for the plants that connect to the memories.
    Show book
  • Backroads of New England - cover

    Backroads of New England

    Kim Grant

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Head down the road less traveled with this fabulous collection of outings that showcase New England's hidden backroads. Each trip includes detailed driving instructions and insider tips on the best places to eat, shop, and explore throughout all six states of this breathtaking region. From charming historic towns to out-of-the-way state parks, discover an adventure for any time of year.Adventures include:Cape CodMartha's VineyardLake ChamplainRoute 100 in Autumn
    Show book
  • Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes | Conversation Starters - cover

    Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo...

    Daily Books

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Me Before You: by Jojo Moyes | Conversation Starters 
     
      
    A Brief Look Inside: 
     
     
    EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER  
    than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,  
    and the characters and its world still live on.  
    Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to  
    bring us beneath the surface of the page  
    and invite us into the world that lives on.  
     
    These questions can be used to..  
     
      
    Create Hours of Conversation: 
     
    • Foster a deeper understanding of the book  
    • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups  
    • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately  
    • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before  
     
    Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Book Thief. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. 
    Show book
  • The Compassionate Equestrian - 25 Principles to Live by When Caring for and Working with Horses - cover

    The Compassionate Equestrian -...

    Allen Schoen, Susan Gordon

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    This marvelous book, borne of a unique collaboration between Dr. Allen Schoen—a world-renowned veterinarian and author—and trainer and competitor of many years Susan Gordon, introduces the 25 Principles of Compassionate Equitation. These Principles, conceived by Dr. Schoen and Gordon, are a set of developmental guidelines, encouraging a level of personal awareness that may be enacted not only through the reader's engagement with horses, but can be extended to all humans and sentient beings he or she encounters. The 25 Principles share stories and outline current, peer-reviewed studies that identify and support methods of training, handling, and caring for horses that constitute a safe, healthy, non-stressful, and pain-free environment. Through their Compassionate Equestrian program, the authors encourage all involved in the horse industry to approach training and handling with compassion and a willingness to alleviate suffering. By developing deeper compassion for their own horses, and subsequently, all equines, equestrians transcend their differences in breed preferences, riding disciplines, and training methodologies. This leads to the ability to empathize and connect more closely with the “global collective” of horses and horse people. In doing so, a worldwide community of compassionate equine practitioners and horse owners will emerge, which will not only benefit the horses: People involved with horses are found in many influential segments of society and have the potential to affect wide circles of friends, acquaintances, and co-workers from every walk of life. These are simple changes any horse person can make that can have a vast impact on the horse industry and society as a whole.
    Show book