Competition, Regulation and the Privatisation of British Rail


Author: John Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351732501

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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This title was first published in 2000. This work looks at the privatization of British Rail. It covers the competition for franchises and the regulation of those franchises. The study evaluates the extent to which the promotion of competition was an appropriate policy goal in the privatization of British rail. The book examines the rail system as a whole and looks at the prospects for the future.

Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2018-2019


Author: Judith Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784722677

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 600

View: 3938

"Miller's Antiques Price Guide has long been the market leader, offering not just prices but informed tips... Miller's is arguably the only price guide you will ever need." Antiques Magazine Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide remains the essential and trusted guide to the antiques market. It has earned the reputation of being the book no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. It is compiled by Judith Miller, world-renowned antiques expert and co-founder of the book, who selects the guide's 8000-plus featured antiques. Comprehensive sections cover ceramics, furniture, glass, silver and metalwares, jewellery and objets de vertu, clocks and watches, books, Oriental antiques, textiles, toys, decorative arts and Modern Classics. Special features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own valuer. Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects, while special 'Judith Picks' sections give fascinating background and valuation details for particularly interesting or unusual objects.

Railway Carriages


Author: Tim Bryan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 178442319X

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 8356

Evolving from the horse-drawn stage coaches that they soon eclipsed, railway carriages steadily grew in sophistication so that by the end of the nineteenth century the railway passenger travelled in comfortable rolling stock of a design familiar to many until the 1960s. While modern trains look different from those built more than a century ago, even today the facilities are not so dissimilar from those enjoyed by our Victorian ancestors. This book describes the development of the railway carriage from those early days to the present, highlighting some of the key developments in the history, design and construction of carriages. It also looks at the innovations that made life easier for the passenger, such as the introduction of heating, lavatories and restaurant and buffet facilities, as well as the differences in comfort between the various classes of traveller.

Green Diesel Days


Author: Derek Huntriss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445694535


Page: 96

View: 1227

A look in colour at the diesel locomotives that were brought in to take over from steam as part of the 1955 Railway Modernisation Plan.

Internal User Vehicles on Britain's Railways


Author: Royston Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445690223


Page: 96

View: 5872

A fascinating look at an unheralded part of Britain's rail scene. These Internal User vehicles are not permitted to run anywhere on the mainline network and are solely confined to where they have been allocated.

Britain's Railways in Transition 1976-90


Author: John Evans

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445682680

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 3860

A wonderfully evocative selection of unpublished images as John Evans explores this fascinating period of change in Britain's railway history.

Report and Accounts


Author: British Transport Commission

Publisher: N.A


Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

View: 8225

Narrow Gauge Modelling in 009 Scale


Author: Bob Barnard

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781785005251

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 1250

The 009 scale, which is used to represent narrow gauge lines of 2ft to 2ft 6in, is experiencing a steady growth in popularity and trade support. Narrow Gauge Modelling in 009 Scale explains issues of scale and gauge for narrow gauge models, considers the origins of 009 scale and identifies some of its pioneers. It outlines the diverse range of prototype narrow gauge railways in Britain and overseas, along with some of the different traditions and practices adopted in different parts of the world.