Waverley Route

Author: David Spaven
ISBN: 9781906134990
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Waverley Route from the Author: David Spaven. Lavishly illustrated, 'Waverley Route' sets out to tell a story that says much about Britain's railways in the late 1960s, and about the opportunities created by devolution of power in the last years of the 20th century to right one of the great wrongs of the old model of London-based transport policy.

Edinburgh Waverley

Author: Ann Glen
ISBN: 9781907945250
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Edinburgh Waverley from the Author: Ann Glen. This book charts the story of this 'market hall' for rail travel from its earliest days to the present. In the 1840s, when its origins began, three railway companies vied for the site and for control of profitable lines along the East Coast, to Fife and to Glasgow. As passenger numbers have soared, it is busier than ever but its valley location has restricted expansion. The refurbishment taken forward by Network Rail, and put on record here, has involved reconstruction of the extensive roof, of Waverley Steps, of the Market Street entry, concourses and platforms. There has also been an increase in capacity for trains, an upgrade of station utilities and access improvement -- projects completed while the station was open for business and train services ran.

Perfect On Paper

Author: Maria Murnane
Publisher: Wink's Ink
ISBN: 9780980042504
Size: 31.17 MB
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Perfect On Paper from the Author: Maria Murnane. "When her fiancé calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she thought it would...or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said. Perfect...on Paper is a humorous tale of Waverly's efforts to cobble the pieces of a broken yesterday into a brand new tomorrow"--P. [4] of cover.

Wave Me Goodbye

Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448198062
Size: 53.28 MB
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Wave Me Goodbye from the Author: Jacqueline Wilson. September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s going on ‘a little holiday’. Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever. Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.

First Frost

Author: Sarah Addison Allen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250019842
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First Frost from the Author: Sarah Addison Allen. From the New York Times bestselling author of GARDEN SPELLS comes a story of the Waverley family, in a novel as sparkling as the first dusting of frost on new-fallen leaves... It's October in Bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are made restless by the whims of their mischievous apple tree... and all the magic that swirls around it. But this year, first frost has much more in store.Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley's Candies. Though her handcrafted confections—rose to recall lost love, lavender to promote happiness and lemon verbena to soothe throats and minds—are singularly effective, the business of selling them is costing her the everyday joys of her family, and her belief in her own precious gifts. Sydney Waverley, too, is losing her balance. With each passing day she longs more for a baby— a namesake for her wonderful Henry. Yet the longer she tries, the more her desire becomes an unquenchable thirst, stealing the pleasure out of the life she already has. Sydney's daughter, Bay, has lost her heart to the boy she knows it belongs to...if only he could see it, too. But how can he, when he is so far outside her grasp that he appears to her as little more than a puff of smoke?When a mysterious stranger shows up and challenges the very heart of their family, each of them must make choices they have never confronted before. And through it all, the Waverley sisters must search for a way to hold their family together through their troublesome season of change, waiting for that extraordinary event that is First Frost. Lose yourself in Sarah Addison Allen's enchanting world and fall for her charmed characters in this captivating story that proves that a happily-ever-after is never the real ending to a story. It's where the real story begins.

The Trains Now Departed

Author: Michael Williams
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409052346
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The Trains Now Departed from the Author: Michael Williams. SOMETIMES you come across a lofty railway viaduct, marooned in the middle of a remote country landscape. Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks, or explore an old tunnel leading to...well, who knows where? Listen hard. Is that the wind in the undergrowth? Or the spectre of a train from a golden era of the past panting up the embankment? These are the ghosts of The Trains Now Departed. They are the railway lines, and services that ran on them that have disappeared and gone forever. Our lost legacy includes lines prematurely axed, often with a gripping and colourful tale of their own, as well as marvels of locomotive engineering sent to the scrapyard, and grand termini felled by the wrecker's ball. Then there are the lost delights of train travel, such as haute cuisine in the dining car, the grand expresses with their evocative names, and continental boat trains to romantic far-off places. The Trains Now Departed tells the stories of some of the most fascinating lost trains of Britain, vividly evoking the glories of a bygone age. In his personal odyssey around Britain Michael Williams tells the tales of the pioneers who built the tracks, the yarns of the men and women who operated them and the colourful trains that ran on them. It is a journey into the soul of our railways, summoning up a magic which, although mired in time, is fortunately not lost for ever. THIS EDITION REVISED AND UPDATED TO INCLUDE MAPS.

The Waverley Route Through Time

Author: Roy G. Perkins
ISBN: 9781445609607
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The Waverley Route Through Time from the Author: Roy G. Perkins. This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the Waverly Route has changed and developed over the last century.

Last Years Of The Waverley Route

Author: David Cross
Publisher: Oxford Publishing
ISBN: 9780860936336
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Last Years Of The Waverley Route from the Author: David Cross. Popularly known as the Waverley Route, after the novels of Sir Walter Scott whose house sat right alongside the line, the ex–North British Railway line from Edinburgh to Carlisle via Hawick was opened between Edinburgh and Hawick in 1849 and thence to Carlisle in 1862. The southern section all but bankrupted the NBR prior to the opening of the Midland Railway’s Settle-Carlisle route in the late 1870s when the two companies commenced a through service from Edinburgh to London via these two famous lines. In 1923 the route passed to the LNER and to BR in 1948. The line was closed in 1969, although since then campaigning for the partial or complete restoration of the line has gained momentum. Heavily illustrated, with some color coverage, this is an eminently enjoyable journey through the last years of steam on this scenic line, which will appeal to all railway enthusiasts.

Scottish Ghosts

Author: Seafield, Lily
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781455611690
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Scottish Ghosts from the Author: Seafield, Lily.

Waverley Novels

Author: Sir Walter Scott
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Waverley Novels from the Author: Sir Walter Scott.