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ISBN: 9780857100641
AUTHOR: Anthony Coulls
Spirit of Locomotion
Spirit of Locomotion
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Since opening in September 2004, Locomotion Ė The National Railway Museum at Shildon has attracted one and a quarter million visitors to a part of County Durham which is steeped in railway history. From the opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway in 1825 through the long heritage of the North Eastern Railway and latterly British Railways wagon works, the museum celebrates both the local and national story through its location, buildings and being home to some 70 vehicles from the National Collection.

The display varies on an almost weekly basis, and no two visits are the same. A vibrant programme of events ensures that there is always something to see, and operating steam train rides on selected occasions brings the site to life. Over the last eight years, Anthony Coulls the National Railway Museumís Senior Curator of Rail Vehicle Collections has been intimately involved with the setting up and operation of the museum and his camera has never been far away. In this handy-sized hardback book containing over 60 photographs, he presents a selection of the everyday and the special occasions, giving a unique insight into the life of the museum Ė the first National Museum in the North East of England.

Anthony has worked in industrial and transport museums since graduating from the Ironbridge Institute in 1997. He worked initially at the National Railway Museum as a Curatorial Assistant, then as a Research Associate working on railways as World Heritage Sites. In 1999 he moved to become Assistant Keeper of Working Life at Leicestershire Museums, which included rebuilding the colliery railway at Snibston Museum in Coalville. 2001 saw a move north to be Curator of Energy at the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester until he moved eight years ago to the National Railway Museumís second museum at Shildon in County Durham. Late in 2009 he became Senior Curator of Rail Vehicle Collections and works between York, Shildon and wherever the collection happens to be. He has also been an active volunteer on the locomotives of the Talyllyn Railway since 1990.

Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 0 85710 064 1, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published May 2012.

Spirit of British TramsSpirit of British Trams - £4.99
Expert Robin Jones re-tells the fascinating story of Britainís trams. In more than 60 images and with a sharp and incisive text streatching from the early days of the 1860's through the heyday of the Edwardian era to modern plans for congestion relieving light rail schemes, Spirit of British Trams is the ideal brief guide.
Spirit of Narrow Gauge SteamSpirit of Narrow Gauge Steam - £4.99
Robin Jones looks at the finest of Britainís narrow gauge steam today. In more than 60 images and with a sharp and incisive text, Spirit of Narrow Gauge Steam is the ideal brief guide, in Halsgroveís new collectible, pocket-size format.
Spirit of the Beamish Transport CollectionSpirit of the Beamish Transport Collection - £4.99
Spirit of the Beamish Transport Collection by curator Paul Jarman captures the extensive railway, tramway and horse drawn vehicle collections at Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum in Co Durham.
Spirit of The Isle of Wight Steam RailwaySpirit of The Isle of Wight Steam Railway - £4.99
From his collection of stunning images Mike Heath presents this photographic excursion along the line which, with many of the societyís locomotives and all of its carriages having spent much of their working lives on the island, is truly a journey back in time.
Spirit of the Keighley & Worth Valley RailwaySpirit of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - £4.99
In this pocket size album Mike Heath takes us on a photographic journey along the route which starts alongside the BR station at Keighley and climbs through the diverse West Yorkshire landscape to the lineís terminus at Oxenhope, highlighting the magnificent Bronte countryside.
Spirit of the Llangollen RailwaySpirit of the Llangollen Railway - £4.99
In this all new pocket-sized album Mike Heath and his son Karl Heath have selected over 60 colour photographs from their respective portfolios to provide a stunning photographic journey along the length of the line capturing the spirit of the beautiful and dramatic scenery, wonderfully restored country stations and variety of motive power that combine to provide a wonderful day out for both tourists and railway enthusiasts.
Web Price: £4.99
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