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RAILWAY MANIA Ep.19 - Nonconformist Religion and Early Railways (with Anthony Dawson)

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    Good morning! After taking a little break in July, here is a new episode!

    RAILWAY MANIA PODCAST

    EPISODE 15

    MONSTER TRAINS AND CHEAP TRIPS


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    Thomas Cook ceased trading in 2019, 178 years after Mr. Cook organised his first excursion train. This podcast episode looks into the early years of excursion travel and the explosion in popularity of ‘cheap trips’ opening up a world of experiences for the working classes throughout the mid 19th Century. Who were these people, how did it come about, what was the experience like?

     
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    RAILWAY MANIA PODCAST
    EPISODE 16
    THE EXHIBITIONISTS




    The ongoing global pandemic has seen the cancellation of nearly all model exhibitions across the country. To keep the spirit of the event season going, several 'virtual exhibitions' have been organised.

    This episode, I sit down with Andy York, Phil Parker, Debbie Wood and Howard Smith from the World of Railways team to talk about their upcoming second virtual exhibition, plus the highs and lows of real-life exhibiting.

    HUGE thanks to the team for coming on the podcast, be sure to tune into the show on 7th and 8th November 2020 at:

    https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/
     
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    Not one, but three new episodes!

    Episode 19

    DEUS IN MACHINA

    Historian and author Anthony Dawson joins us to we talk about the circumstances surrounding early railways, particularly the Liverpool and Manchester, and the role that nonconformist religion (e.g. Quakers and Unitarians) had in this new technology.

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    Episode 18

    INTO THE GREAT OUTDOORS

    Spring is here and it's time to get some fresh air. Joining me on this podcast episode is Garden Rail's very own Phil Parker. We're going to go into the ways you can get started with playing trains in the garden, from flat pack kits to live steam Garratts and everything else in between.



    Episode 17

    BACK TO BULLEID

    At the height of World War Two, the Southern Railway introduced its first pacific tender locos, the Merchant Navy Class.

    Bulleid was always seeking to push the envelope with locomotive development, and the 3-cylinder Merchant Navy was packed full of features and innovations to enable more power, different maintenance regimes, and to lessen the effect the locos had on the permanent way.

    The locomotives were extremely powerful and capable of incredible performances, but drew criticism for several issues, notably fires which broke out within the air-smoothed casing around the boiler, a tendency for high coal and water consumption, and the restricted visibility from the casing.

    Between 1956 and 1960, British Railways extensively rebuilt all 30 members of the class, removing the distinctive casing, and replacing the Bulleid chain-driven valve gear with three sets of independent Walschaerts.

    11 rebuilt Merchant Navies still exist today. 35011 ‘General Steam Navigation’ is one of the preserved members, but the owning group has a rather different plan to the other members of the class. ‘Number 11’ is going to have the rebuilding reversed, and be returned to its as-built condition.

     

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