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A railway to the isle

Ted Rafuse

A railway to the isle

a history of the Strait of Canso railway car ferries, 1890-1955

by Ted Rafuse

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Published by Steampower Pub. in Port Hope, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Train ferries -- Nova Scotia -- Canso, Strait of, Region -- History.,
  • Railroads -- Nova Scotia -- Canso, Strait of, Region -- History.,
  • Ferry-boats -- Nouvelle-Écosse -- Canso, Région du détroit de -- Histoire.,
  • Chemins de fer -- Nouvelle-Écosse -- Canso, Région du détroit de -- Histoire.,
  • Canso, Strait of, Region (N.S.) -- History.,
  • Canso, Région du détroit de (N.-É.) -- Histoire.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Ted Rafuse.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination41 p. :
    Number of Pages41
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20338992M
    ISBN 100968547427
    OCLC/WorldCa60318796

    Trip on the Isle of Man Steam Railway; Travel to the summit of the Snaefell Mountain Railway; Visit the Port Erin Steam Museum; Discover with us the beautiful Isle of Man, known as the 'Jewel in the Irish Sea', where we will enjoy some truly memorable rail journeys, seeing the island's town and country, land and sea along the way.


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This book reflects a part of the author’s youthful memories supplemented by research documentation and images. A Railway to the Isle: A History of the Strait of Canso Railway Car Ferries Monochrome, perfect bound, 40 8½ by 11 inch semi-gloss pages, landscape format, 67 b&w captioned photographs, 6 diagrams, 3 maps, full references.

The Isle of Man Railway: A history of the Isle of Man Railway and the former Manx Northern Railway, together with notes on other stream railways in the island (The British narrow gauge railway) Hardcover – January 1, /5(3).

'An informative well-illustrated book providing an excellent guide to those visiting the lines of the Island.' (The Railway Observer, May ) 'Your reviewer must be one of very few British railway enthusiasts who has never been to the Isle of Man.

However, if anything were to persuade him to change that situation it would be this fine book!'Author: Tom Heavyside. Complete list of Manx Railway books To Isle of Man Railway Books Homepage. Books are listed here by Author. Information about each book is in the following order: Title, Publisher, ISBN Number, Year Published.

Allott, Henry Newmarch. Reconstruction of Glen Wyllin Viaduct, IOM Rly Co, The Institution, None, Isle of Man Railway: V. 3 (British Narrow Gauge Railway) by J.I.C. Boyd and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at 22 rows  To book your Sail and Rail trip  to the Isle of Man, please book online at.

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Built originally by a number of companies, management of the network passed to the Southern Railway in and to the Southern Region of British Railways in Isle of Wight trains. The Isle of Wight has its own train network called the Island Line, which is run by South Western Railway and operates predominantly on the Eastern side of the island.

The Fortrose Branch, also known as the Black Isle Railway, was a railway branch line serving Fortrose in the Black Isle, in the north of Scotland. It was built by the Highland Railway as a tactical measure to exclude a rival railway company and to move the locals from Fortrose onwards to other destinations.

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Mike knew the island railway system approximately five years before I did and it is therefore interesting to hear of his experience compared to my own/5(9). The Island Line railway on the Isle of Wight operates between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin, serving Smallbrook Junction, Brading, Sandown and Lake stations along the way.

It serves this beautiful island, just off England’s south coast and less than 2 hours from London Waterloo across the stunning waters of the Solent.

The Isle of Man Railway (IMR) (Manx: Raad Yiarn Vannin) is a narrow gauge steam-operated railway connecting Douglas with Castletown and Port Erin. The line is 3 ft ( mm) narrow gauge and miles ( km) long. It is the remainder of what was a much larger network (over 46 miles (74 km)) Area served: Isle of Man.

The South West and Isle of Wight Junction Railway was a joint project between the London & South Western Railway and the FYN. The excavation of a two and a half-mile long tunnel was approved inand The West Highland Line runs from Glasgow to Fort William, the largest town in the West Highlands of Scotland, and onwards to Mallaig, a tiny fishing port and terminal for the ferry to Armadale on the Isle of Skye.

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First published in and to be found everywhere from the freight driver's cab to the control room desk and from the modeller's bookshelf to the enthusiast's bedside, the Series continues to occupy a unique place in the railway library. Book 1 – Scotland & Isle of Man covers the network north of the border as well as on the Isle of Man.

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2 (British Narrow Gauge Railway) by James I. Boyd Traces of the Norse mythology in the. Start your steam railway journey, book tickets now and enjoy online savings to on the day prices.

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Description; Postage & Shipping; This is a new edition of this book originally published in in hardback and includes a few pages of new information etc.

at the back of the book. The rest of the book. The Isle of Man Steam Railway is the longest narrow gauge steam line in Britain that still uses its original locomotives and carriages.

The three foot narrow gauge railway was opened in and runs through the Island’s charming countryside between the Island’s capital and a range of destinations in the south. Discover the Highlands and the magical Isle of Skye with its outstanding natural beauty, Viking history, and ancient myths and legends.

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During the golden age of steam the Isle of Wight could boast an impressive 54 miles of railways, although during the s much of the network was closed down. In this book Mike Heath presents a photographic record of a lost era in British railway history. Category: Railroads The Isle Of Wight Steam Railway.

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It would be of interest to people who are interested in early railways and also to those interested in the history of the Isle of 5/5(4). Events. Our famous dining car events on the steam railway, the Snaefell Summit dinners and our Ultimate Driving Experience will cease operating from 19/03/ to prevent the impact of COVID (Coronavirus) on the Island our teams will contact all customers who have booked for these events to make suitable alternative arrangements.

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Built in and restored in the Spring ofthe plush Dining Car is one of only a handful of fine dining narrow gauge dining cars in the world. Travel Tips The Isle of Skye is one the top destinations when visiting Scotland. To make the most of your stay you must consider the travel options, including how to get here and once on the Island how to get about.

Car hire is the preferred option by many visitors to Skye, as it allows the flexibility to come and go as you please. The Isle of Man is famous for its stunning coastline, superb sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and gentle pace of life.

This charming island also boasts some of the most impressive heritage railroads found anywhere in the British Isles, not to mention the historic horse-drawn trams/5(96).Book Description The Isle of Wight Railway Company Limited, x cm (landscape format).

48 pp. Coloured and b/w. text illustrations from photographs; map. Original illustrated laminated card wrappers (a paperback); Range: $ - $Are you a teacher looking to book school trips? Have you considered the Isle of Wight Steam Railway? A living breathing museum, we welcome school parties of children up to the age of 14 years.

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