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NERA announces our publication - available in April 2016
 
Railway Snowploughs in the North East

Edited by David Williamson



Unlike many European counties and North America which have significant snowfall every year and have built up counter-measures to keep railways open through the winter months heavy snow that causes widespread disruption comes periodically to the United Kingdom. This has often resulted in transport suffering as managers weigh the cost of interrupted services against equipment investment costs. Railways that cross the Pennines and those built in the Highlands of Scotland are the most vulnerable and had to take more measures to avoid trouble. Though most railways introduced small ploughs attached to locomotives the Midland, Highland, and the North Eastern Railway took measures beyond these and introducing snow ploughs of significantly greater proportions. This book traces the history of the snow ploughs in the north-east from before the blocking of the East Coast main line in 1886/88 to British Railways days, as well as LNER proposals, post-nationalisation deliberations and the North Eastern Region ploughs with comparisons drawn to developments elsewhere in Britain. Working methods are covered as is the disruptive influence of snow on the railways in the north-east.




Contents

Chapter 1.  The Winters of 1886-88

Chapter 2.  NER Ploughs - design characteristics

Chapter 3.  Early Ploughs, 1887 - 1902

Chapter 4.  The Rosedale Ploughs

Chapter 5.  Double-ended Plough

Chapter 6.  1909 Ploughs

Chapter 7.  Steel Ploughs

Chapter 8.  Livery & Lettering

Chapter 10.  Numbering & Allocations

Chapter 11.  Effect of Snow on Passenger & Goods Traffic

Chapter 12.  What the other Railways did

Chapter 13.  Post 1923 Developments & late LNER Design Work

Chapter 14.  Nationalisation and Beyond – the North Eastern Region Ploughs

 

This 80 page A4 size publication is printed on gloss art paper throughout with a glass colour card cover.

There are over 60 diagrams, tables and appendices.

ISBN  978-1-873513-88-0.   Price £12.95

 

Available from: The Sales Officer, NERA, 15 Woodside Drive, Darlington. DL3 8ES. Email: sales@ner.org.uk



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Edited by David Williamson

 

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