Links

LINKS

This section details additional resources that may be found useful in support of the site content.

1. GENERAL

Title

URL

UK Railway regulations

http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/

UK Rail Safety and Standards

http://www.rssb.co.uk/

UK Rail Safety advice for young people

http://www.trackoff.org/

 

 

US Railroad regulations

http://www.fra.dot.gov/us/home

US Railroad Safety

http://www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/3

US Operation Lifesaver

http://www.oli.org/

 

 

Lots of good stuff, both general and detail

http://www.trainweb.org


2. BOOKS

Title

Publisher / Author

Personal Comment

Handbook for Railway Steam Locomotive Enginemen

BTC, 1957 (Later Ian Allan, 1977)

ISBN 0-7110-0628-0

“The” British book available to BR Drivers and Fireman.

A Manual of Steam Locomotive Restoration and Preservation

David and Charles / D. W. Harvey 1980

ISBN 0-7153-7770-1

A somewhat condensed but highly valuable reference book for the Preservation movement.

Basic Steam Locomotive Maintenance 

Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation / D.C.Buell

“The” American book, used to train thousands of engineers and still a basic text.

The Engine Driver’s Manual

Oxford Publishing Company / Brian Topping, 1998

ISBN 0-8609-3539-6

A very good book with excellent diagrams but could do with some arrows on the photographs.

How Steam Locomotives Really Work

Oxford University Press / P. Semmens, A. Goldfinch, 2000

ISBN 0-1985-6536-4

Quite technical, but worth a good read.

Text Books of Science : The Steam Engine

George Holmes (Published in 1887).

Very technical and very good.

Diesel Traction * Manual for Enginemen *

British Transport Commission, 1962

A little dated now but essential reading for understanding the fundamentals of diesel locomotives

<Various titles>, Reference BR.33056/<number>

British Railways

Pocket sized handbooks issued to BR Drivers.

British Railway Signalling

Ian Allan / G. Kitchenside and A. Williams, 1978

ISBN 0 7110 0898 1

A definitive book on signalling principles and practices

Locomotive Post

A. M. Oliver and A. Oliver (1948 ...)

“A Magazine of Railway Traction by Practical Men”

Locomotive Express

Norman McKillop (a.k.a. “Toram Beg” (1946 ...)

“A Paper for all who are interested in Railway Engines. Practical Articles by Practical Men”

One should also mention the various MIC (Mutual Improvement Class) booklets that sometimes become available in specialist second hand bookshops along with the diesel pocket books.
 

3. LINKS

3.1 TECHNICAL

Content

URL

Personal Comment

Comprehensive Q/A on steam locomotives

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/17783

Totally superb!

The ultimate steam page

http://www.trainweb.org/tusp/s_links.html

As the name suggests! Also a good list of links to other sites.

All the technical info you could possibly (almost) want

http://www.trainweb.org/railwaytechnical/

Awesome in every detail!

Locomotive Firing Course 1944

http://www.forecyte.com/firing/index.html

How it was done on the New York Central! Possibly the zenith of steam achievement.

Driving and technical details for diesel railcars

http://www.railcar.co.uk

All you could possibly want to know about UK railcars.

Geared steam locomotives

http://www.gearedsteam.com/

Good information on geared locomotives.

Fireless steam locomotives

http://www.nrhs.com/web_exclusives/fireless_cooker/

Good information on fireless locomotives.


3.2 GENERAL INTEREST

Content

URL

Personal Comment

UK Heritage railways

http://ukhrail.uel.ac.uk/info.html

A database of all UK preserved lines and locomotives.

Steam in North America

http://www.steamlocomotive.com/

A magnificent site on preservation steam in North America.

Preserved diesel locomotives in the USA

http://www.thedieselshop.us/PRSVD.HTML

All diesels in preservation in the USA.

Diesel rosters in the USA

http://www.online-isp.com/~rcraig/MPR.html

All (in principle) diesels currently working in the USA.

Signalling Practice

http://www.railway-technical.com/sig-uktypes.html

UK signalling practice.

Model interlocking

http://www.nymr.demon.co.uk/signals/signals_1.htm

A model set of signals an points that the user may operate and test their knowledge of interlocking principles.

General information on railways

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railways

Worth a look.

General information on locomotives

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locomotives

Worth a look.



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