British Steam Trawlers development, demise Grimsby Fleetwood Aberdeen Hull
Although many books have been written about the trawling industry, most have been personal reminiscences or fleet and port histories. This one is different, however, in that it takes an analytical look at the ships themselves. The British steam trawler was conceived, evolved and disappeared over the span of a human lifetime. This work attempts to trace their development from the very early paddle tugs of the 1880s, to the large deep-water ships of the 1960s, through photographs and builders plans, many of which have not been published before. It leads the reader through steam trawler design, construction, operation and the ever present unacceptable cost in human life. It covers the builders, owners and trawling ports that were associated with these ships, most of which are now history. The book forms a detailed study of British commercial fishing trawlers and illustrates how ships designed and built by UK shipyards for both foreign owners and the Admiralty were to influence British owners as to how to improve their own vessels. These improvements – to size, crew accommodation, machinery, fishing gear, radios and electronic equipment – are all covered within these pages.
312 pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, casebound with printed board covers.
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Item location: Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom
The Vale of Rheidol Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1ft 11 3/4 inches (603 mm) narrow gauge heritage railway that runs for 113?4 miles (18.9 km) between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in the county of Ceredigion, Wales.
Until privatisation, it was the sole steam-operated line on the nationalised British Rail network, steam traction having ceased in 1968 on all other parts of the system. Unlike some other preserved railways in the United Kingdom, the Vale of Rheidol Railway has never closed, with the exception of wartime and has operated a service for tourists through its life. The railway celebrated its centenary in 2002.
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