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  British Columbia - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
As of 2004, the population was 4,168,123 (British Columbians).
British Columbia is on the extreme west of Canada, on the Pacific coast.
It is bound on the northwest by the U.S. state of Alaska, directly north by Yukon and the Northwest Territories, on the east by Alberta, and on the south by the states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana.
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 London and North Eastern Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It formed the new British Railways' Eastern Region, North Eastern Region and partially the Scottish Region.
The North Eastern Railway owned the largest mileage: 1757 route miles (2828 km), as compared with the North British Railway (1378 miles or 2218 km) and the Hull and Barnsley Railway, at 106.5 miles (171 km).
The public face of a railway system was and is in large part the locomotives and rolling stock in service upon it, and therefore the personalities of the Chief Mechanical Engineers of the LNER impressed their distinctive visions upon the railway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/London_and_North_Eastern_Railway   (673 words)

  
 North British   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The Railway established the North British Steam Packet Company to run services from the railhead at Helensburgh to Dunoon and Rothesay and also to Ardrishaig, in competition with the route to the West Highlands operated by David Hutcheson.
The North British (NB) suffered several disadvantages in comparison with its south bank rivals, the CSP and GSWR, (particularly the longer rail route from Glasgow and longer sea route to the main resorts) but services from Craigendoran, which replaced Helensburgh from 1882, continued up until 1972.
The North British took direct control of its steamship subsidiary in 1902 until 1923 when the NB was amalgamated with other railway lines into the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER).
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /tramways/NorthBritish.htm   (270 words)

  
 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
This was not on the original 1857 plan of the North British, but it was felt that due to the severe lack of originating traffic on this section, all possible remuneration attempts were to be made.
This station was one originally planned by the North British and was intended to allow traffic to originate from the surrounding farms in the area to the various markets, both to the north and south.
Prior to the railway there was no existing settlement, so by taking the name from the ruined defensive tower, one mile to the south, and a Burn which ran close by, the North British derived the station name Riccarton, a name that would become synonymous with isolation.
www.wrha.org.uk /history.htm   (5085 words)

  
 British Railway Vocabulary
British Rail was run by a certain Dr. Beeching during much of this period, and he oversaw an extensive programme (program in North America) of cutbacks, in which unprofitable branchlines were eliminated.
A wiring system for model railways in which two separate power sources (controllers) are connected to the track with one rail in common and the other switched between the two sources.
On a typical British steam engine the firebox was the (often square cross-section, on Belpaire boilers) thing at the end of the boiler, before the cab starts.
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 North British Railway: locomotive designs
According to Thomas (North British) these were ordered at the suggestion of John Miller, the Civil Engineer and were all of the 0-4-2 type with 5ft coupled wheels and 14 in x 21 in.
Under Hurst's instigation the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway had placed an order four goods engines of Ramsbottom design from Fairbairn of Manchester: when Hurst resigned the LandYR decided that they would be surplus to requirements and agreed to Hurst's suggestion that he should take the new engines with him to the North British.
NBR branch lines were powered with twenty-five 0-6-0 tanks (Everard) that looked like Brighton Terriers; these were built by Drummond between 1875 and 1878 and had 4 ft 6 in wheels and 15 in by 22 in inside cylinders.
www.steamindex.com /locotype/nbrloco.htm   (14394 words)

  
 Travelogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
A rather strange shed was run by the North British to serve both the East Coast and the Waverley Route, in that it was split completely in two by the main line passing through the middle.
When the British Railways Modernisation Plan was announced in 1955 it included the provision for a new large freight handling facility at Millerhill to the south of Niddrie.
Eventually, in 1859, the North British were granted the Act of Parliament and within six weeks began the task of building the next phase south to Carlisle, the Border Union Railway.
www.wrha.org.uk /travelogue.htm   (6122 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: North British Railway
The North British Railway was a Scottish railway company that was absorbed into the London and North Eastern Railway at the grouping in 1923.
It was a partner (with the North Eastern Railway and the Great Northern Railway) in the East Coast Joint Stock operation.
The Great Eastern Railway (GER) was formed in 1862 as an amalgamation of the Eastern Counties Railway; and also with several other smaller railways: Norfolk, the Eastern Union, the Newmarket, the Harwich, the East Anglian Light and the East Suffolk; among others.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/North-British-Railway   (605 words)

  
 LADYBANK - LoveToKnow Article on LADYBANK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
S.W. of Cupar by the North British railway, % m.
Besides having a station on the main line to Dundee, it is also connected with Perth and Kinross and is a railway junction of some importance and possesses a locomotive depot.
It is an industrial centre, linen weaving, coal mining and malting being the principal industries.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LA/LADYBANK.htm   (178 words)

  
 Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway : About the trains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Following withdrawal from service by British Railways in the early 1960s, the 'Caley Tank' was one of the first locomotives to be acquired by the SRPS and is the Society's emblem.
NBR 673 was built by Neilson and Co. of Glasgow in 1891.
Most trains on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway are formed of former British Railways Mk1 coaches which were built in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
www.srps.org.uk /railway/trains.htm   (761 words)

  
 51L: The finely detailed railway model. North British Railway Dgm 67; 10 ton cattle wagon
Each railway company developed their own form of Cattle Wagon, which came came in a variety of shapes and sizes for the important livestock traffic.
The North British preferred the medium sized wagon and this became their standard alongside most of the other Scottish railway companies.
NBR Cattle wagons would have been a familiar sight throughout Scotland and the Borders.
home.freeuk.com /matthew.heald/nbrd067.htm   (584 words)

  
 North British Railway signals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
These two examples of North British stop signals outlived those on BR property by being on a National Coal Board-owned branch.
The majority of signals on the NB were supplied by Stevens and Sons, and had the distinct "teardrop" spectacle plate.
Do not be distracted by the BR shunt signal lying face-down beside this signal - this was supplied to replace the flap disc, which was at Ardlui, but this never happened and the flap disc remained in use until the line was resignalled in 1986.
www.signalbox.org /signals/nb.htm   (245 words)

  
 51L: The finely detailed railway model. North British Railway Dgm 109; 10 ton open wagon
The open wagon provided the means of transporting raw materials, such as cotton bales, crated goods, barrels etc that were the major part of the general merchandise traffic on most railways.
The NBR built the Diagram 109 between 1914 to 1915 to service this traffic.
These vehicles were the next step in the evolutionary chain in NBR General Merchandise fleet.
home.freeuk.com /matthew.heald/nbrd109.htm   (150 words)

  
 index
Edinburgh's first railways opened in the 1830s and most of the development and expansion that followed was carried out by two competing companies: The North British Railway and the Caledonian Railway.
The North British were based at the current Waverley Station at the east end of Princes Street.
The Edinburgh and Glasgow was absorbed by the North British Railway in 1865.
www.sbe.hw.ac.uk /edmetro/history.html   (1967 words)

  
 Signal Boxes of the North British Railway
Most work for the North British was carried out by contractors, but most cabins were to the company's own design.
This overgrown location only just demonstrates that a few standard Railway Signal Company boxes were built for the North British.
The North British became part of the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923.
www.signalbox.org /gallery/nb.htm   (206 words)

  
 LNER (ex-North British Railway) 4-4-0 Tender Locomotives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
NBR NBR 1924 1924 Name 1st 2nd 1st 2nd (Removed 1883) no.
This locomotive was re-painted in NBR livery by BR in 1959 and after withdrawal was used on special workings until 1965.
NBR NBR 1924 1924 NBR NBR 1924 1924 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd no.
www.mphgate.demon.co.uk /nbr440.html   (410 words)

  
 London and North Eastern Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The London and North Eastern Railway or LNER was the second-largest of the "Big Four" railway companies created by the Railways Act 1921 in Britain.
The LNER was formed out of a number of constituent railway companies:
These were of varying size and fortune, the North Eastern Railway being probably the wealthiest.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /LNER   (554 words)

  
 Tay Bridge (North British Railway)
The works include a railway from Leuchars to Wormit, the 2 miles long Tay Bridge across the Firth of Tay, a station in Dundee, a tunnel under the docks in Dundee and short sections of line connecting to the neighbouring lines.
This was a south facing junction with the Edinburgh and Northern Railway.
To the right (where the photograph is being taken from) was the North British Railway's goods yard.
www.railscot.co.uk /Tay_Bridge_and_associated_lines/body.htm   (1493 words)

  
 RAILSCOT | Home | Scottish Railways by Ewan Crawford
archive photographs of the railways of Scotland taken during the early 1960s.
Photographers George Marsh and C.T. Gifford toured Scotland over a number of years recording the railway scene before the end of steam and the closure of many rural branch lines.
C.T.Gifford was to become famous as the father of progressive railway photography with his work even appearing on a set of Post Office stamps.
www.railscot.co.uk   (235 words)

  
 Branching Out
The Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway opened six years later but was absorbed by the North British Railway in 1900.
Aberlady Station in North British days - opened as part of the Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway Company in 1898 and absorbed by the North British Railway in 1900.
Haddington with a southbound NBR train - opened as a branch line to the public along with the main east coast line on 22nd June 1846.
www.exhibitions.eastlothianmuseums.org /nbr/branch.html   (321 words)

  
 North British Railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The main competitors were the Caledonian Railway to the west and the North Eastern Railway to the south.
The main freight revenue came from the Fife coal fields, the bulk of the lines traffic being coal carried north to Aberdeen and east to the docks.
One source of revenue was the linoleum from the factories on the banks of the river Forth for which the NBR built a number of six wheeled linoleum wagons with raised ends and a timber 'tarpaulin rail'.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /gansg/00-app2/lner/nbr.htm   (676 words)

  
 Matthew Holmes
Matthew Holmes joined the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway in 1859, and after amalgamation he served various appointments on the North British Railway (NBR).
He was appointed to the position of Locomotive Superintendent in 1882, and served the longest period of any NBR locomotive superintendent or CME, retiring in 1903.
Holmes continued the traditions of his predecessor Drummond although he tended to use larger boilers and higher boiler pressures.
www.lner.info /eng/holmes.shtml   (131 words)

  
 about
The North British Railway Study Group was formed in 1978 by a group of enthusiasts keen to learn more about the North British Railway, which was one of the largest railways in Scotland, with extensive routes in northern England, prior to the Grouping.
It then became a major constituent of the L.N.E.R. The objectives of the Group are to promote the study of the North British Railway, along with its constituents and successors, to co-
As a member you will receive the group's quarterly newsletter and such back issues as are available, have access to the group's collection of drawings and knowledge and be able to meet and correspond with a body of enthusiasts who share a common interest in the North British Railway.
www.noble101.freeserve.co.uk /about.htm   (322 words)

  
 Historical Model Railway Society : Book Reviews : London North Eastern Railway (LNER) Group
The promotion of the railway, the completed wheeling and dealing over who might have leased it and the difficulties of construction are all dealt with, in a narrative which can be quite hard to follow, for the underlying situation was complicated.
The earlier railway engineers/architects had to cope in a very short space of time with providing designs for a variety of civil engineering features which were either relatively new, i.e.
The 'Railway Mania' and adjacent years, before and just after, were years when such developments had to occur if railways were to be laid and opened for traffic.
www.hmrs.org.uk /reviews/london_north_eastern_railway_books.shtml   (2272 words)

  
 From Athens to Biarritz
In January 1842, John Learmonth, chairman of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, had first put the idea of an east coast railway to a group of businessmen in his Edinburgh office.
In that same month, the North British Railway Act of 1846 approved the construction of no less than seven branch railways, including a branch to North Berwick.
The North Berwick line was originally intended to continue from the station and run along the foreshore on an embankment, terminating at the harbour.
exhibitions.eastlothianmuseums.org /nbr   (296 words)

  
 BRMNA Welcome Page
The British Columbia Railway (Volume Three) which were published in January 2005.
"Stuck" was one of the best-known railway photographers in the steam era and this book traces his railroad photographic career from its first stumbling shots until he gave up in 1957 as steam disappeared.
This is the final work in the six-part series which traces the development of the railway from its origins in 1912 up to its 2004 sale to CN.
www.brmna.com   (937 words)

  
 51L: The finely detailed railway model. North British Railway wagon liveries.
We have included details for all the liveries likely to have been used on North British wagons during their life time.
London and North Eastern Railway 1923 to 1948
North British Railway refrigerator, yeast and fish wagons
home.freeuk.net /matthew.heald/liverynbr.htm   (230 words)

  
 North British Consolidation
The section of line line between Glasgow and Airdrie was electrified as part of the Glasgow North Electrification Scheme and electric trains started running on the 5th of November 1960, but were discontinued on 19th December following the discovery of potentially lethal defects in the electrical switchgear control.
Indeed the section between Airdrie and Bathgate was originally built as single track, and the North British didn't get round to doubling the track until between March and October 1904.
As noted in the Monkland and Kirkintilloch section, the local ironmasters "encouraged" the North British Railway to embark on improvements to the MandK route through the town centre to avoid increasing congestion at the level crossing over the main Glasow to Airdrie road.
www.jhowie.force9.co.uk /history3.htm   (1112 words)

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