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Wishford Station - Stations of the GWR
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
Wishford Station stood in Wiltshire on the main line from Salisbury to Bristol. For many years it was a thriving village station handling freight, passengers and livestock, but it closed in 1955 and is now no more.
British Weekend Jaunts - Tour 4 - 4 Days Discovering Bristol, Bath & North Somerset (Wells, Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge)
Series: British Weekend Jaunts, Book 4. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 21,410. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » Travel » Resorts & spas
This 4 day car jaunt takes you through the spectacular scenery of the Cheddar Gorge to the breathtakingly lovely cities of Wells and Bath. In this area, which is steeped in history and folklore, you visit several of Brunel’s masterpieces, medieval Abbey’s, Georgian townhouses & the legendary burial place of King Arthur.This illustrated ebook gives directions, maps,location info and travel tips.
Great Western Railway
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Great Western Railway was one of the fastest and most efficient of its time. This is a brief 5,000 word article on the achievements and history of the GWR, designed as an introduction for children or quick reference for older readers. Available free to download, or read online.
Early Railways
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » History of things
This is a set of short pieces about unusual early railways. The Surrey Iron Railway the first public railway, the South Devon atmospheric railway, and the North Star, the first broad gauge engine which outlived the rails it ran on. It concludes with a selection of other steam engines, as ideas for projects and further research.
The Three Great Ships of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ship building industry, Nonfiction » History » European
During his career, Isambard Kingdom Brunel built three ships. Each was the largest vessel of their time when launched, and each represented a technological leap forward in ship design. These pieces were originally written for learning packs about historic engineering, and designed as a summary and introduction to the ships. Download the ebook free here.