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The Last Train to Scarborough

Author : Andrew Martin
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A riveting new adventure for Jim Stringer, Andrew Martin's celebrated 'Steam Detective'. It is March 1914, and Jim Stringer is uneasy about his next assignment. It's not so much the prospect of a Scarborough lodging house in the gloomy off-season that bothers him, or even the fact that the last railwayman to stay in the house has disappeared without trace. It's more that his governor, Chief Inspector Saul Weatherhill, seems to be deliberately holding back details of the case - and that he's been sent to Scarborough with a trigger-happy assistant. The lodging house is called Paradise, but, as Jim discovers, it's hardly that in reality. It is, however, home to the seductive and beautiful Amanda Rickerby, a woman evidently capable of derailing Jim's marriage - and a good deal more besides. As a storm brews in Scarborough, it becomes increasingly unlikely that Jim will ever ride the train back to York. 'Crime dispatched with a Dickensian relish . . . Delectable stuff.' Daily Express '[Andrew Martin] is an original voice and the historical novels are the best I have read this century.' Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe

Scarborough Pickering Railway Through Time

Author : Robin Lidster
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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Scarborough & Pickering Railway has changed and developed over the last century.

Steam Around Scarborough

Author : Mike Hitches
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Steam Around Scarborough relates the development of Scarborough's local railway lines, highlighting the locomotive types which operated in this area of North Yorkshire.

Last Trains

Author : Charles Loft
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During the course of the 1950s England lost confidence in its rulers and convinced itself it must modernise. The bankrupt, steam-powered railway, run by a Colonel Blimp, symbolised everything that was wrong with the country; the future lay in motorways and high-speed electric - or even atomic - express trains. But plans for a gleaming new railway system ended in failure and on the roads traffic ground to a halt. Along came Dr Beeching, forensically analysing the railways' problems and expertly delivering his diagnosis: a third of the nation's railways must go. Local services were destroyed, rural England sacrificed for tarmac and wheel - at least that is how Dr Beeching is remembered today. Last Trains examines why and how the railway system contracted, exposing the political failures that bankrupted the railways and scrutinising the attempts of officials to understand a transport revolution beyond their control. It is a story of the increasing alienation of bureaucrats from the public they thought they were serving, but also of a nation struggling to come to terms with modernity.

The Last Train to Zona Verde

Author : Paul Theroux
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An acclaimed travel writer and novelist describes his journey across Africa, from Cape Town to Cape Province and into Namibia, riding elephants, meeting Bushmen and discussing the changes that have taken place since his first visit 50 years ago.

Mummies of the Motorway Scarborough Fair

Author : Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
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Available for the first time as an ebook pairing, these two short stories by author Elizabeth Ann Scarborough serve as an mystical introduction to her work. In MUMMIES OF THE MOTORWAY, a woman and her niece and nephew travel to an English resort where something ancient and bandaged awaits in the mist. SCARBOROUGH FAIR finds the author helping a woman reconnect with her past at the story’s namesake fair along the English seaside.

Scarborough and Whitby Railway Through Time

Author : Robin Lidster
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This fascinating selection of more than 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which the Scarborough & Whitby Railway has changed and developed over the last century.

A Scarborough Romance

Author : Florence Warden
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The Railway Magazine

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Railway Times

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North Eastern Branch Lines Since 1925

Author : K. Hoole
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Reports of the Inspecting Officers of the Railway Department to the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade Upon Certain Accidents which Have Occurred on Railways

Author : Great Britain. Board of Trade. Railway Department
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Railway Stations of the North East

Author : K. Hoole
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Ken Hoole was a noted authority on the railways of the north east of England. Ths, his wide-ranging account of the stations that served the passengers of the north-east's railway, is complemented by illustrations and photographs of both the bustling city stations and long closed country stops. The author has also provided a gazetteer listing all the stations of the NER, their opening and closing dates, and their attentant equipment. Appendices list wartime temporary closures and the later station openings of the LNER and BR.

Jago and the Book of Ages

Author : Janis Graye
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Britain s Railway Disasters

Author : Michael Foley
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Passengers on the early railways took their lives in their hands every time they got on board a train. It was so dangerous that they could buy an insurance policy with their ticket. There seemed to be an acceptance that the level danger was tolerable in return for the speed of travel that was now available to them.British Railway Disasters looks at the most serious railway accidents from the origins of the development of the train up to the present day. Seriousness is judged on the number of those who died. Information gleaned from various newspaper reports is compared with official reports on the accidents.The book will appeal to all those with a fascination for rail transport as well as those with a love of history.Michael Foley examines the social context of how injuries and deaths on the railways were seen in the early days, as well as how claims in the courts became more common, leading to a series of medical investigations as to how travelling and crashing at high speed affected the human body

A Series of Cabinet Views of Scarborough finely engraved by Mr C J Smith with descriptive notices by J Cole and Scarborough Castle a poem from the manuscripts of George Bennett

Author : John COLE (of Scarborough.)
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The Deadly Dance

Author : M. C. Beaton
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The Deadly Dance continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Bossy, impulsive, and unlucky in love, the all-too-human Agatha Raisin has proved to be a surprisingly effective---and endearing---amateur sleuth. But can Agatha make it as a private investigator? After getting mugged on vacation, in what she will always think of as the Paris Incident, she decides to find out. Agatha soon learns that running her own detective agency in the Cotswolds is not quite like starring in a Raymond Chandler movie. Instead of dames in distress with big shoulder pads, her clients are ladies with missing cats and a man whose son has run off with his car. Agatha even worries that she might be outclassed by her sixty-seven-year-old secretary, Emma Comfrey. But then wealthy divorcée Catherine Laggat-Brown walks in with their first "real" case. Mrs. Laggat-Brown's daughter has received a death threat, and when Agatha thwarts an attack on the girl at a dinner dance, she recognizes an opportunity to show what Raisin Investigations can do. Even better, the case gives her a chance to reunite with her long-absent friend, Sir Charles Fraith. As they scour the Cotswolds in search of leads, Charles' insights prove invaluable and his charms irresistible, leading poor Emma to fall madly in love with him. As ever, Agatha bumbles her way through the case, trying her friends' patience and flirting shamelessly with the chief suspect. Will she put her tiny agency on the map, or has even the outrageous Agatha finally bitten off more than she can chew?

The Railway News

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Hull to Bridlington Railway Through Time

Author : Mike Hitches
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The stretch of railway line between Hull and Bridlington forms part of northern England's historic Yorkshire Coast Line (or the Hull to Scarborough line), which runs from Hull Paragon to Bridlington and Scarborough and is around 55 miles long. Since it was opened by the York & North Midland Railway in the mid-1800s, the line and its many stations have maintained many of their original features and much of their charm. Today, the line is operated by Northern Rail and there is much to see along the way from the busy city of Hull to the Victorian seaside resort of Bridlington, including picturesque villages and pleasant market towns, as well as wonderful sea and countryside views. In Hull to Bridlington Railway Through Time, author Mike Hitches takes a journey along this historic route, showing the changes that have taken place over time and features that have remained the same.

The Journal of Transport History

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