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The modifier bb Auto, founded in Frankfurt, 1973 by Rainer Buchmann and his brother Dieter, caused a stir in the European and international car scene of the '80s. Their technical innovations and spectacular design made them stand out from the crowd. Initially focused on Porsche cars, bb established themselves as a name to be remembered when they presented their Porsche Turbo Targa with prismatic coloured varnish on the Polaroid stand at Fotokina 1976 Cologne. At IAA Frankfurt 1979 they launched bb CW 311, a contemporary modification of the legendary Mercedes 300 SL. Mercedes-Benz was so enthusiastic about the car that they allowed Buchmann to continue using the Mercedes star as a brand logo. During the 1980s, bb was one of the most successful modifiers of production cars. They transformed off-the-line automobiles into bespoke luxury vehicles for those who could afford it - customers from the Arab world, celebrities from the jet-set, and many more... However Buchmann's real passion belonged to the area of electronic innovations. The money he earned with his tuning activities was invested into research in this field. He was the first to think about centralised door locking by means of remote control as well as parking distance control and he invented the first car computers. In 1983 his multi-function steering wheel was protected by patent. This comprehensive book, produced in close co-operation with Merck Group, one of the world's leading chemical companies for whom Buchmann popularised a new and special kind of bright enamel varnish, presents the complete history of Rainer Buchmann's technical and entrepreneurial achievements.
The Tech Manual is a thorough workbook that offers students a way to reinforce their comprehension of chapter content from the core textbook, to think critically about the material they've learned on a given topic, and to put this knowledge to practice. This is achieved through a series of Concept Activities, Review Questions and Job Sheets for every chapter in the manual, guiding students methodically through the analysis, diagnosis, and repair procedures that they will be exposed to as working technicians.
George Stephenson was born in 1781, the son of a Northumberland colliery engineman. Within a hundred years of his birth his railway legacy had opened up vast tracts of the planet, many of those routes engineered by George himself or his son Robert. Their locomotive factory at Newcastle upon Tyne soon outgrew its premises and a much larger site was founded at Darlington. The father and son are well known for their pioneering work on the Stockton & Darlington and Liverpool & Manchester railways, but they engineered more than locomotives. Robert is responsible for some of the world's most innovative and impressive bridges and the company the Stephensons founded continued (as Robert Stephenson Hawthorn) to build locomotives for a burgeoning worldwide market for well over a century. This book will tell its story and show its global influence.
The story of the most iconic railway company of the great age of steam. The initials 'GWR' conjure an evocative picture of a Brunswick green locomotive hauling tea-and-cream-coloured coaches through a verdant West Country landscape. However, the GWR was not just engines and trains. In this comprehensive history, Colin Maggs, one of the country's foremost railway historians, tells of other, perhaps less well-known aspects of the company's history: its construction and expansion; the activities of its publicity department; and its sea, air and road services. It was a caring, cradle-to-the-grave employer and at Swindon even provided a hospital, school, baths and recreational facilities. These and other fascinating aspects of the company are all revealed in this accessible book, illustrated with over 100 photographs and period posters, many in colour.
Join adventurer motorcyclist Ryan Pyle as he spends months exploring the most exciting and remote locations in Brazil. In this book he takes us on the most incredible journey in an effort to better understand the stunning and complex country of Brazil. In the end, Ryan completed his circumnavigation of Brazil in sixty days, pushing himself beyond limits while also learning the helplessness of being trapped in the remote Amazon, hundreds of miles away from any help or assistance. Also available by Ryan Pyle: The India Ride and The Middle Kingdom Ride - the extraordinary motorcycle adventures from China and India. Also see Ryans Sacred Mountains of China and his photography book Chinese Turkestan. You can find out more about the author by visiting his website: www.ryanpyle.com.
As Britain entered the 1990s, the character of East London was changing rapidly. The docks, once the mainstay of the area, had closed and the London Docklands Development Corporation was building a vast new financial district on the Isle of Dogs - Docklands. Further east, the new London City Airport, a university campus and new housing and shopping developments had arisen in Beckton. There was massive investment in transport infrastructure to serve these developments with new rail and bus links. Meanwhile the effects of deregulation, introduced in 1985, were transforming bus services, with many new operators bringing a wide variety of liveries and fleet names in place of the former red monopoly of London Transport. Then in 1994 came privatisation with the sell-off of London Transport in area 'slices'. With all this variety, it was an exciting time to be a bus enthusiast - but it was not to last. With this, the second of three books featuring the buses of East London, Malcolm Batten examines the last decade of the twentieth century through a wealth of previously unpublished images.
The Great Northern Railway out of King's Cross was always in the limelight with the 'Scotch Expresses' and it carried the baton to just north of Doncaster, whereupon the North Eastern Railway took over. The GNR ventured to Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Stafford and Manchester, where a GNR warehouse survives to this day. The Great Northern also reached Leeds and Bradford, where its competitors were mainly the London & North Western and the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, both of whom were to become constituents of the LMS Railway. The Great Northern was predominant in Lincolnshire and the company's presence in Lincoln was recorded before the changes there in 2009. The line from Nottingham to Skegness was mostly semaphore signalled at the survey dates and, as with some other seaside resorts, Skegness retains the feel of a bygone era if not the traffic levels. The Great Northern entered into a joint venture with the Great Eastern in Lincolnshire and their joint line is covered also before the recent modernisation. While the heritage lines will continue with semaphore signalling and nineteenth-century ways of working for the foreseeable future, the day is nigh where there will be no such presence on Network Rail. In this volume, Allen Jackson explores this history and more, bringing it to life with a thorough collection of photographs and a wealth of technical detail.
This book gives a glimpse into the trials and tribulations of inventing, developing and perfecting the art of pedal-powered transport over the years from the the original 'hobby-horse' velocipede to the the notorious bone-shaker, and from the grand but tricky penny-farthing to Graeme Obree's world-beating home-made suprbike. This second edition has been updated to take in Chris Hoy's amazing three gold medals in the 2008 Olympics.
Since the opening of the Channel Tunnel and its associated high-speed lines, it is now possible to travel by train from London to Paris in about two hours. For many passengers, arrival at the Gare du Nord is their first experience of the French capital. Yet this great station is just one of seven surviving city centre termini, each one served by trains linking Paris with a different part of France. In words and pictures this book aims to chart the history of these Parisian landmarks, explore their magnificent architecture, and take a look at their train services and passenger facilities. Vintage postcards, twentieth-century photographs and modern digital images capture the changing face of the stations as they have evolved from the steam age to modern traction and TGV high-speed services and as they have been modernised to cater for the needs of today's passengers. Above all, the pictures show how these stations are thronged with people - commuters, long-distance passengers, overnight travellers - needing to buy tickets, obtain information, consume refreshments, find the right train, or just wait around amid all the architectural grandeur, a perfect mix of art and humanity.
With a foreword by the Duke of Edinburgh, who travelled to the Antarctic on the maiden voyage of the RRS John Biscoe, this is the story of the ship's final voyage in the Antarctic to the British Antarctic Survey bases. Illustrated with fabulous photographs by the author, the book tells the story of the most famous of British Antarctic Survey vessels, the RRS John Biscoe.
A selection of true-life dramas that chronicle the perils and misfortunes faced by deep-sea sailing ships of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It relates the dangers faced and the battles waged, and all too often lost, against the hazards of the sea. Shipboard work was hard and often routinely dangerous for crews who bore the extraordinary hardships as their duty to obey their captains and drive their ships to a safe port to discharge or take on cargoes. From remarkable voyages, mutinies, hoaxes, curiosities and disease, to messages in a bottle, this book has a fund of amazing tales and will engross the reader - maritime historian, sailor (whether retired , current or armchair), or anyone with an interest in the sea and tales of adventure.
Nissan Qashqai & Qashqai+2 with two- and four-wheel-drive. Petrol: 1.6 litre (1598cc) & 2.0 litre (1997cc). Turbo-diesel: 1.5 litre (1461cc) & 2.0 litre (1995cc). Does NOT cover models with 1.6 litre diesel engine or CVT automatic transmission. Does
The 1960s is an iconic period in the history of the rail network in Great Britain; with Rationalisation in progress and the effects of the Beeching Report beginning to be felt, it was a tumultuous time for the nation's railways, and the area served by the Southern Region was no exception. As steam-powered locomotives began to be phased out and the era of electric and diesel traction began, the speed of change was unlike anything seen before. With an easy to navigate format and superb, unpublished images, Michael Hymans takes the reader on a nostalgic year-by-year journey through the 1960s, providing a fascinating account of the Southern Region over the course of the decade.
Dumfries and Galloway - the historic counties of Dumfriesshire, the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and Wigtownshire - is a largely rural area of south-west Scotland. The main operator in the area since the 1950s was the nationalised Western SMT company but a few independents held out and continued to run stage services alongside their coaches. Independent operations, however, were on a small scale. Deregulation in October 1986 allowed many more independent operators to register routes in the area, and local authority tenders are often worked by these companies as well. Famous names such as Gibson's, Carruthers, Blue Band and Leith were later joined by newcomers such as MacEwan's, Dickson's, Houston's and McCall's in services to towns such as Dumfries, Stranraer, Moffat and Lockerbie as well as to places outside Dumfries and Galloway like Glasgow and Ayr. In this book covering a varied and constantly changing bus scene up until the twenty-first century, David Devoy looks at the many popular independent bus operators of Dumfries and Galloway in an array of colour images never before seen in print.
Founded by Charles Tayleur in 1830 as a factory to produce locomotives for the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, the Vulcan Foundry at Newton-le-Willows grew rapidly both in reputation and capacity. From 1832, Tayleur was partnered by the great Robert Stephenson, and over the next 138 years the factory would go on to manufacture steam, diesel, gas-turbine and electric locomotives for railways all over the world. The factory would also turn its hand to producing vital armaments during wartime. Vulcan's products could be seen all over the British Empire and beyond, in locations as diverse as Argentina, Borneo and Egypt. By the 1950s the company had become English Electric, and manufacture of locomotives ceased in 1970. Iconic Vulcan Foundry locomotives for Great Britain include the legendary Deltics, Black Fives for the LMSR, and AL6 electrics for the West Coast Main Line. This book illustrates Vulcan's role in equipping the world's railways, with its astonishingly varied output from narrow gauge to broad gauge, and from humble shunters to express passenger thoroughbreds.
For almost as long as there have been railways, there has been 'departmental' rolling stock. This name is used to describe any vehicle that operates in non-revenue earning capacities. Ranging from engineers' vehicles, to generator vans, to vehicles used to help move specific types of stock on the network, these have long been the unsung heroes of Britain's rail network, helping to keep things running and working hard behind the scenes to keep the country's passenger and freight traffic running smoothly. With this terrific collection of unpublished images, perfect for rail enthusiast and modeller alike, Rich Mackin documents a variety of these interesting and often under-appreciated members of our railway system.
Kent is strategically located, lying on the approach to London and being the shortest route to and from continental Europe. As a result the evolution of its means of transport has left its mark. Roads were turnpiked in the eighteenth century, creating toll houses, coaching inns, milestones and bridges, while the motor car age saw the rise of filling stations. Kent claims the world's first all-steam-powered railway. After the railways spread their network of main lines and branch lines they left a legacy of stations, signal boxes and goods sheds, as well as traces where redundant lines have been lifted. Waterborne transport has also made its mark in the form of canals, cuts, locks and bridges, along with sea ports, docks and wharves. Into the twentieth century new forms of transport such as aircraft led to the building of airports - and hoverports, which came but have largely departed. Kent's Transport Heritage outlines the changes taking place in these various aspects of transport and illustrates what remains extant.
Local bus and tram services in Glasgow were traditionally operated by the Corporation Transport Department, which had a monopoly in the city limits from 1930 onwards. This meant buses of the Scottish Bus Group and others could not pick up passengers once they passed the city boundary, although passengers could be set down. As the city expanded, this agreement only covered the boundaries up to 1938, meaning that any development built after this had to be shared with buses of the Scottish Bus Group and others. A couple of independents worked into the city. When local bus services in the UK were de-regulated in 1986, any credible operator was able to register and run a local bus service, and this is where our story begins. A myriad of operators have come and gone at a tremendous pace, bringing a welcome splash of colour to the city and beyond. Company failures, take-overs and licence revocations have left only a few stronger companies still serving the city. This book looks at many of the casualties who have fallen by the wayside over the last thirty years, many now almost forgotten.
The Bristol Lodekka derived from a prototype of 1949. It offered the solution to a problem familiar to almost every bus operator: low railway bridges. An ingenious re-design of the transmission in which the propeller shaft was offset to the side and drove a drop-centre, double-reduction rear axle eliminated the conventional step up from the platform to the lower saloon, allowing a flat floor and reducing the overall height of a double-decker by a foot. The production vehicle, known as the LD-type, began to appear from 1953. All Lodekkas were bodied by Eastern Coach Works of Lowestoft, who embraced the post-war fashion for enclosing the engine in a rounded 'cowl'. The result was rather inelegant, but subsequent refinements of the design and the relaxation of the Construction and Use regulations to permit buses 30 feet long, made the final form of the Lodekka - the FLF-type - a handsome and imposing vehicle. By the period covered here, the LD was down to a handful of survivors south of the border, but considerable numbers still ran in the fleet of the Eastern Scottish company. Later variants were still to be found in large numbers, but production had ceased in 1968 and even the last examples were approaching the ends of their lives. The author, who was for twenty years a busman, developed a considerable partiality for the Lodekka and took pains to build up a collection of photographs which depict the type at a time when it was still, just, a familiar sight the length and breadth of Britain.
This extended 10th edition of Michael Pearson's Welsh Waters Canal Companion focusses on the Llangollen, Montgomery and Monmouthshire & Brecon canals in Wales, and the Shropshire Union Canal in England. Over 200 miles of canals expertly interpreted to inspire you, on foot, afloat or by bicycle.The areas covered are: Shropshire Union Canal - Autherley Junction (Wolverhampton) to Ellesmere Port; Llangollen Canal - Hurleston Junction to Llangollen (Horseshoe Falls); Montgomery Canal - Frankton Junction to Newtown; and Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal - Pontnewydd to Brecon.Key Places include: Autherley Junction; Market Drayton; Audlem; Nantwich; Hurleston & Barbridge Junctions; Middlewich; Chester; Ellesmere Port; Grindley Brook; Whitchurch; Ellesmere; Chirk; Pontcysyllte; Llangollen; Welshpool; Newtown; Pontypool; Abergavenny; Crickhowell; Brecon.The Canal Companions have been chugging along 'the cut' for over thirty five years; conveying facts and figures, insight and entertainment, wit and wisdom: from Diggle to Devizes, from Froghall to Foxton, from Cowroast to Cropredy. All manner of folk have been encouraged to explore the inland waterways using these guides, which have become as much a part of tradition as their subject matter.
Designed by the European Helicopter Industries (EHI) partnership during the 1980s, initially as a naval helicopter to help combat the threat of an attack from Soviet missile submarines, the Merlin has evolved into a multi-role helicopter today. The AW101 combines the most advanced technologies, safety by design, mission systems and leading-edge manufacturing to provide a proven platform for long-range Search and Rescue (SAR) operations in certain countries. With a typical range of 750 nm (over 1,300 km) in standard configuration, the AW101 is the most capable SAR helicopter in the world today. Other roles include transportation for Heads of State and VVIP operators; Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR); Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO); Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW); Airborne Surveillance and Control (ASaC); Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM); troop transport; utility support, CASEVAC/MEDEVAC; and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR). Lavishly illustrated throughout, Rich Pittman offers a fascinating portrait of an enduring and popular aircraft and traces its journey from design to the front line.
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