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Men of the footplate

Men of the footplate

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Published by Allan in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[reported] by P. Ransome-Wallis.
ContributionsRansome-Wallis, P.
The Physical Object
Pagination96p. :
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14822869M

  These train driver's anecdotes range from steam engine brake downs, bridge collapses in floods, WWII troop trains, train running descriptions, characters on the footplate, the carry-on around locomotive depot environs and all else besides. This is a story from the Footplate Padre's book titled "Steam Stories".


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Four men of the footplate, one from each of Britain's main lines (the Great Western, the Southern, the London, Midland and Scottish and the London and North Eastern) tell the story of their life and times on their railways: the roads they worked, the engines they drove, their war experiences and travels overseas.5/5(1).

About this Item: Ian Allan First VG/Good age wear edgewear & chips to dj price clipped protective covered 96pp 32 b/w photos 9 x 6 g, Four men of the footplate, one from each line, tell the story of their life and times on the railway. They tell of the roads over which they work and engines they drive or have driven and what they think of them.

Men Of The Footplate – London Midland & Scottish Railway Documentary Novem We posted General Repair last week and before that A Study In Steel and many of you enjoyed both of them and have asked us for more, so this is the third film in the series that we are going to share with you.

Steaming into the Firing Line: Tales of the Footplate in Wartime Britain - Kindle edition by Clutterbuck, Michael, Woodman, Richard, Men of the footplate book, Paul, Smith, Katharine. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Steaming into the Firing Line: Tales of the Footplate in Wartime Britain/5(53).

PRACTICAL HINTS FOR FOOTPLATE MEN", Southern Railway, Traffic Department (Motive Power). This book has 72 pages, designed 'to help you in your daily duties as an Engineman'. Black and white photos and pull-out coloured illustrations. There is no publishing date, but the book appears to be very old.

footplate man (plural footplate men) The engineer, or driver of a locomotive.Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintagep. Kit had fallen into conversation with a footplate man who was deadheading back out to Samarkand, where he lived with his wife and children.

Steaming into the Firing Line: Tales of the Footplate in Wartime Britain Kindle Edition The author has done his research into the intricacies and politics of men working on the steam locomotive footplate.

The attention to detail is brilliant the background stories are also very interesting. Highly recommended to those who have an interest /5(59). 12 Men of the Footplate - the 's the story of what some of the men had to do to progress through the ranks of the London Midland Scottish Railway during the 's starting with Harry Truin the cleaner.

footplate definition: 1. the part of a steam railway engine on which the driver stands 2. the part of a steam railroad.

Learn more. Men of the Footplate $ $ One Hundred and Thirty Years of Railway Trade Unionism – 9 in stock. Men of the Footplate quantity. Add to cart. SKU: MOTF Category: Uncategorised. Description Additional information Reviews (0) Description.

Brand New book of 90 pages depicting the history of Locomotive Enginemen. Additional. Ben Brooksbank's Gloucestershire Railway Memories Part Two.

Malvern Road men's iron ore working from Oxford to Chipping Campden Robin Stanton had Men of the footplate book day on the footplate with Malvern Road driver Chris Betteridge. His first picture shows Oxford shed turntable, with a Collettnot the loco they had, which wasbut the same class. Welcome to 'Footplate Cameraman', a site solely dedicated to the memory of my Dad, Jim Carter - or 'Jim the Steam' as he was also known in some quarters.

Both my immediate family and dad's close friends have inspired me to set up this website. Buy Men of the footplate First Edition by Ransome-Wallis, Patrick (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). Author Michael Clutterbuck is himself the son of a railwayman from that era. This is clear from the realism and detail evident throughout the book.

By no means just for steam rail enthusiasts, Steaming into the Firing Line offers an insight into the Second World War from an unusual and interesting vantage point/5(53). Film lists and highlights from BFI Player. Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

Men of the footplate: one hundred and thirty years of railway trade unionism / edited by Norman W. De Pomeroy, Richard Gilbert Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen (Victorian Division) Melbourne Australian/Harvard Citation.

Gilbert, Richard. & Pomeroy, Norman W. & Australian Federated Union of Locomotive. footplate: [ foot´plāt ] the flat portion of the stapes, which is set into the oval window on the medial wall of the middle ear. Ben Brooksbank's Gloucestershire Railway Memories Part Two. On The Footplate 4. Andover men worked over the MSWJ on the am Southampton Terminus to Cheltenham Lansdown passenger and the pm Cheltenham High Street to Eastleigh class 'H' goods*.

For this weekend’s last video we take a trip back with archive footage of ‘The LMS Men Of Steam’. We join a young lad as he starts as a loco cleaner & works his way to become a driver. NO doubt ASLEF hoped the Government would give way again; but the Government, for all its precarious eve-of-election position, was aware that its reputa- tion this time would depend on its not giving way.

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Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Jump to navigation Jump to search. See also: footplate men. In a tunnel on an LMS Steam train between Winchcombe and Cheltenham.

Pitch black, then you can see the firebox before coming out into the daylight with the whistle blowing. Steam Footplate Crew. Our online shop is still trading and items can be ordered. Orders are being sent weekly. If you are a transport undertaking that is still operating and you require or order tools or equipment please email us and we will send these promptly.

09/05/   Harry meets Percy the Small Engine who promises to look after him in the jungle, so Percy shows him how to fight and act like a green tank engine.

Also, Percy shows Harry what green tank engines. WE DID IT FOR ENGLAND & ST GEORGE!. (As we are now into April, a little tale from this month in ): Having worked the previous week since my Rest Day (RD) on Monday 17th April on a Trip Working booking on at am and finishing at around 7pm myself & new regular mate Alex King were ready for a change of scene and another full week on nights.

PRACTICAL HINTS FOR FOOTPLATE MEN. Published by The Southern Railway. Circa. Very good condition. Green cloth, gilt title.

Many b/w and colour fold-out diagram pages. A few marks to covers. Bumping to corners. Some page browning. Stock no. Price £ Located at: Stella Books, Tintern. A pair of books written to highlight rail safety using characters from the Railway Series.

They were written partially due to Christopher Awdry's frustration at not being able to include a proper rail safety story in his railway series book Thomas. Get this from a library. On the footplate at Bushbury, an enginemen's tale. [Keith Terry].

Engine Drivers. There is a fairly extensive biographical literature on engine drivers. There are a few autobiographies in the form of books (either written by themselves or with the assistance of professional writers) and there are the footplatemen who became general writers notably McKillop and the Essery brothers.

Get this from a library. Forward!: the revolution in the lives of the footplatemen, [C David Wilson]. One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of — now adapted into the feature film Certain Women, starring Kristen Stewart— award-winning writer Maile Meloy's short stories explore complex lives in an austere landscape with the clear-sightedness that first.

Steaming into the Firing Line is a set of short stories based on and around the railways of North West England during the Second World War. Humorous and moving, the collection tells the tale of a group of railwaymen during 4/5. Neudert et al. investigated the osseointegration of titanium prostheses onto the stapes footplate in Merino sheep (Neudert et al., ).

Another group performed an experimental utriculostomy in. - Controls and instruments on the footplate of the steam locomotive B 3/4 # of SBB Historic in Airolo. Electrolocomotive Ae 6/6 # "Zug" is coupled in front, to pull the steamer through the 15 kilometer long Gotthard tunnel to Göschenen.

The only know report from footplate men indicated that while finely built they were difficult to fire. However annual returns indicate that they ran greater annual miles and at lower cost than other 's at the time.

Modifications included lengthening the smokebox, a common procedure on many early NZR types, and sand domes were provided Build date: 'Footplate to The Boardroom' British Railways Autobiography Book. Footplate to The Boardroom Part 1. This book covers the footplate years in Scotland in the 's at the zenith of diesel locomotive workings and variety when the author.

Tales From the Footplate. Les Jackson, one of the Rhiw Valley volunteers, started working on the railways in Les spent very nearly 50 years as fireman and driver and has kept us amused for hours with his stories of his life on the railways. Practical guide for enginemen of steam date of publication.

Book has green cloth boards with faded gilt lettering to the text block and 24 fold out plates of in good condition with wear and dirt marks to bumping and wear to g to end other pages are clear and securely bound. TALES FROM THE FOOTPLATE: f BILL LEA. Bill Lea was a driver who served his entire railway career with steam, based at 24C Lostock Hall depot.

The following item has been contributed by his son. Dad started off his reminiscences by relating the particularly funny story regarding his application for a job on the footplate. An order for 15 locomotives was placed with the Yorkshire Engine Company in with 10 arriving in the spring and the remainder in the autumn of that year.

No. was the first to arrive, this engine being the one used to familiarise footplate staff with them. Due to their size they were affectionately nicknamed "Tinies" by the footplate r: Yorkshire Engine Company.Yes. You will need to climb onto, underneath and around the locomotive.

On the Steam Footplate Experience, you will be involved in active participation in the preparation, firing, driving and disposal of a steam locomotive. You will be exposed to heat, water and ash. You will have to handle heavy tools and shovel coal.This fascinating pocket book draws on numerous primary sources from the early days of the rail network through to the Big Four, British Railways and beyond to present a unique guide to the knowledge and skills required for locomotive drivers, engineers and firemen.