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Book - The Foxton Inclined Plane

Book - The Foxton Inclined Plane

Ref: 992590

by David Carden.

The Foxton Inclined Plane was one of the last great engineering constructions of the Victorian era. Completed in 1900 and taken out of use 10 years later, and dismantled in 1928.

In this major new study, David examines the case for its construction and the reasons for its swift decline. The work of the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust is also addressed.

Hard back. 180 pages. 22cms x 28.2cms approx. Illustrated with black & white drawings and photographs.


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22.50

Book - The Anderton Boat Lift

Book - The Anderton Boat Lift

Ref: 992589

by David Carden.

The first boat lift at Anderton was designed by Edward Clark and opened to traffic in 1875. Operated hydraulically, it lifted or lowered vessels the 50 feet between the Weaver Navigation and the Trent and Mersey Canal above. It was converted to electrical operation between 1906 and 1908.

This book, now in an updated third edition, takes a detailed look at all aspects of the Lift's eventful life; its conception and construction; the conversion from hydraulic to electrical operation; and its operation, demise and eventual restoration.

Hard back. 180 pages. 22cms x 28.2cms approx. Illustrated with black & white drawings and photographs. Updated 3rd edition, 2012.


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22.50

Book - Foxton Locks and the Inclined Plane

Book - Foxton Locks and the Inclined Plane

Ref: 992457

by the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust.

This book is edited from articles written over several years by members of the Trust, and tells the story of the locks and the lift, as well as providing a record of the restoration works.

Soft back. 74 pages. Spiral bound. Mainly black & white photos and drawings. Colour photos inside front and rear covers. 21.6cms x 29.7cms approx.


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5.99

Book - West Midlands (Civil Engineering Heritage)

Book - West Midlands (Civil Engineering Heritage)

Ref: 992295

by Roger Cragg.

This book is part of a regional series on civil engineering heritage that examines the contribution the civil engineer has made to society over the last 300 years. There are chapters on bridges, inland waterways, railways, roads and public utilities. It also has a county by county gazeteer of groundbreaking monuments to civil engineering, with lots of canal items being featured.

Soft back. 164 pages. 18.5cms x 24.6cms approx. Black & white photos and diagrams.


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18.99

Book - The Canals Of England

Book - The Canals Of England

Ref: 992040

by Eric de Mare.

60 years after it was first published, this 2009 reprint continues to provide an incredible insight into the architecture and function of England's canals, through its exploration of the functional tradition of canalside buildings, bridges and bollards.

Soft back. 144 pages. 15.6cms x 23.6cms approx. Black & white photos and drawings.


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14.99

Book - Telford's Aqueducts

Book - Telford's Aqueducts

Ref: 990404

by Ron Quenby.

Thomas Telford's five great aqueducts on the Shropshire Union Canal justify his reputation as one of the finest civil engineers. At Pontcysyllte in North Wales he built the highest iron-trough aqueduct in the world, now world famous and still in use with narrow boats floating high above the Dee valley. At Chirk, Longdon on Tern, Nantwich and Stretton he built others which are prized for their originality and attractive design.

Soft back, 126 pages, 15.2cms x 22cms approx. Black & white illustrations.

Normal retail price £9.95


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5.99

Book - Canal Tunnels

Book - Canal Tunnels

Ref: 990599

by David Appleby, Allan Gilbert & Paul Samuel.

Hidden within our countryside and cities are over 100 canal tunnels, each with their own story to tell. From spectacular constructions in popular beautyspots to those lying forlorn and abandoned in overgrown corners of the landscape. Also a section on the ghosts and spooks who haunt them.

Photographed as they now appear, from those over 200 years old to brand new tunnels just completed.

Soft back. 134 pages. 14.8cms x 21.1cms approx. Illustrated with black and white photos.


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9.95

Book - Two Centuries of Service

Book - Two Centuries of Service

Ref: 991164

by David Blagrove.

This book, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Blisworth Tunnel, tells the story of the Grand Union Canal's impact upon two small Northamptonshire villages, whose destinies were altered for all time by the advent of this masterpiece of Georgian engineering.

The personalities, local and national; the organisations and companies that have contributed to the story; and the events, sometimes comical and sometimes tragic, covering two centuries, go towards the picture of continuity and change here described.

Hard back. 128 pages. 15.8cms x 24.1cms approx. Mainly black & white photos, some colour.


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11.94