The International Steam Pages
Mike's Railway History
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Mike's Railway History originally appeared on the railfan.net website and the index page is still available there - http://mikes.railhistory.railfan.net/pindex.html. At some stage, copies of the pages were set up on www.engrailhistory.info and all the links on the index page changed accordingly. Unfortunately, the new engrailhistory.info domain is defunct as of 9th June 2014; however, the original pages are still available on the railfan.net site and this page is simply an edited version of the index page which should link to them. It is not an attempt to hijack Mike's work, merely an attempt to keep it available for enthusiasts. If anyone has any objection to this or knows a good reason why this is not a good idea, do please get in touch with me using the address at the bottom of the page. I have tried to email Mike to check if this is acceptable to him but have never heard back.
Note that a number of extra pages were added to engrailhistory.info which were never uploaded to railfan.net and these are not in the list below.
ACROSS AFRICA BY RAIL Developing the Mineral Resources of the Congo.
ACROSS AUSTRALIA BY TRAIN Pioneers of an Unparalleled Wilderness.
AERIAL MOUNTAIN RAILWAYS By F. A. Talbot The Method of Alpine Viewing which is Safe, Luxurious, Rapid and Popular.
AERIAL RAILWAYS A Novel Form of Transport for Conveying Goods and Passengers in Mountainous Districts.
AMERICAN "COMET" A Diesel-Electric Express of Remarkable Design.
AMERICA'S FIRST TRAINS Their Origins and Early Developments.
ARTICULATED LOCOMOTIVES Their Evolution and Advantages.
ATMOSPHERIC RAILWAY An Attempt to Drive Trains by Air Pressure.
AUSTRIA'S RAIL TRANSPORT Progressive Development in a Mountainous Country.
AUTOMATIC SAFETY Systems of Automatic Train Control
AVOIDING THE AVALANCHE Some Ingenious Protective Measures Adopted by Swiss Engineers.
BELGIUM'S STEEL NETWORK The Most Concentrated System in the World.
BRIGHTON'S ELECTRIC RAILWAY The First Electric Line in Great Britain
BRITISH DIESEL RAIL COACHES A Challenge to the Competition of the Road
BRITISH ENTERPRISE IN SOUTH AMERICA The Activities of Two Important Systems.
BRITISH RAILPLANE Overhead Streamlined Trains.
BUILDING THE WORLD’S LOFTIEST BRIDGE By F. A. Talbot The Central Span of the Fades Viaduct is Higher than the Topmost Point of the Forth Bridge
BURMA'S METRE-GAUGE SYSTEM Developing the Resources of a Rich Territory.
CAPE TOWN-JOHANNESBURG EXPRESS Through Africa's Gateway into the World's Largest Goldfields.
CHANNEL TUNNEL, THE Ambitious Schemes for a Non-Stop journey from London to Paris
"CHELTENHAM FLYER" Great Britain's Fastest Start-to-Stop Schedule.
CHICAGO'S UNIQUE UNDERGROUND A Remarkable Urban Transport System.
COACHES FOR ROAD OR RAIL Experimental Services Designed to Speed-up Travel
"COCK O' THE NORTH" Secrets of One of Britain's Most Famous Locomotives.
CONQUEST OF CANADA How Pioneers thrust the Railway across a Vast Continent.
CONQUEST OF THE CLOUDS How Courageous Engineers fought Snow, Ice and Avalanche.
CONTINENTAL LOCOMOTIVES Evolution of some Powerful European Types
"CORNISH RIVIERA EXPRESS" A Non-Stop Journey of Over 225 Miles in Four Hours.
CROSS-COUNTRY ROUTES Fast Services that Link Important Centres.
CRUISING BY TRAIN Novel Holiday Fashions have been Introduced by the Railways
DEFYING DEATH VALLEY The Stupendous Drama of the Men who Drove a Railway Across Fiery Desert Sands
DETECTING RAIL DEFECTS Remarkable Safety Apparatus that Discovers Invisible Flaws
DEVELOPMENT OF MALAYA, THE A Line that Brought Prosperity to the Jungle
DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES The Construction of and Performance Obtained from the Oil Engine
DIESEL SHUNTING LOCOMOTIVES Economical Traction for Special Services
DOORWAY TO CANADA Developing a Dominion Along the Steel Highway
DRIVING A LOCOMOTIVE A Trip on The Footplate at Seventy Miles an Hour
DRIVERLESS SUBWAY TRAINS Carrying Mails Eighty Feet Below London Streets
DURING THE RUSH HOURS How the Railways Serve their Regular Passengers
ELECTRIC POWER ON THE GRAND SCALE The Greatest Suburban Electrification Scheme in the World
ELECTRIC TRACTION A Vital Developmen in the History of The Railway
ELECTRIFICATION OVERSEAS Development of Power Schemes in the Dominions
ELEVATED AND MONO-RAILWAYS Lines that Run Above City Streets
ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT Speeding Up Modern Railroad Construction
ENGINEERING IN NEW ZEALAND - NORTH ISLAND The conquest of nature in the Antipodes
ENGINEERING IN NEW ZEALAND - SOUTH ISLAND Outstanding Achievements in the South Island
EVOLUTION OF COMPOUND LOCOMOTIVES Improvements in Applied Steam Expansion
FAMOUS RAILWAY CENTRES : YORK The Working of an Important Northern Junction
FAMOUS VIADUCTS How the Railway is Carried Across River and Valley
FESTINIOG RAILWAY A Remarkable Narrow Gauge Line in North Wales
FLOODS, FIRE AND EARTHQUAKE The Railway's Unceasing Battle with the Forces of Nature
"FLYING HAMBURGER" Germany's Contribution to Streamline Design
"FLYING SCOTSMAN" An Express that has Earned World-wide Renown for Comfort Combined with Speed
FROM BRITTANY TO THE RHINE Three Great French Trunk Railways
FROM IRON ORE TO STEEL RAIL The Manufacture of Modem Railway Lines
GATEWAY TO BRAZIL The Trunk Line that Climbs a Precipice
GERMANY AND HOLLAND The Railway Systems of Two Progressive Countries
"GLACIER EXPRESS" A Journey Through the Heart of Switzerland
GOLD COAST, THE A Railway Through the African Jungle
"GOLDEN ARROW" London's Link with Europe and the Orient
GREAT APENNINE TUNNEL Engineering Marvels of the Bologna-Florence "Direttissima" Route
GREAT NORTH ROAD OF STEEL An Epic Story of the Courage and Endurance that built Britain's Highway to Scotland
GREAT ST. GOTHARD How Switzerland's Wonder-Line Threads its Way through the Alps
GROWTH OF LONDON'S TRANSPORT Transport for a Great City
HILL LINES OF INDIA Construction and Operation of Some Steeply Graded Routes
HIMALAYAN LOOP LINE Remarkable Engineering Devices on an Indian Mountain Railway
HOW A LOCOMOTIVE IS BUILT A Giant of the Railway Takes Shape
HOW ESCALATORS WORK Speeding Up Modern Passenger Transport
HOW MIGHTY ARE THE "KINGS" The Evolution and Working of the Great Western Railway's most powerful locomotive "King George V"
INDUSTRIAL RAILWAYS The Operation of Two Small but Remarkable Systems
INDUSTRIAL RAILWAYS 2 Important Private Lines in Great Britain
IN NORTHERN AFRICA The Railways of Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria
IRELAND'S RAILWAY SYSTEM From small beginnings to great achievements
ISLAND RAILWAYS Self-contained Systems of Unusual Interest
ITALY'S CHILLED FREIGHT The Wonders of Refrigerated Railway Transport
JAPANESE CABLE RAILWAY, A Climbing to the Summit of Mount Rokko San
LABOUR- AND TIME-SAVING TRACK-LAYER AND ITS WORK By F. A. Talbot A Wonderful Machine for Laying Railways along Great Distances
LOCOMOTIVE GIANTS - 1 By F. A. Talbot Showing the Development of the Huge American Locomotives
LOCOMOTIVES OF THE PAST Photo Album
LOCOMOTIVE SPEED RECORDS Some Famous Runs of the Past
LOCOMOTIVE TYPES The Classification of Engines
LOCOMOTIVE VALVE GEARS The Control of Steam in a Railway Engine
LONDON'S FIRST RAILWAYS The Forerunners of a Vast Network
MAGIC OF MODERN SIGNALS - 1 New Electrical Devices ensure Safety and Speed
MAGIC OF MODERN SIGNALS - 2 Controlling Speed and Direction of Trains by Electricity
MAGIC OF THE ANDES Climbing Through the Clouds in South America
MAIN LINES OF BRAZIL Developing One of the World's Largest Countries
MILAN CENTRAL STATION Behind the Scenes of the Largest Station in Europe
MINIATURE RAILWAYS The Fascination of Lilliputian Lines at Home and Abroad
MIXED TRAFFIC LOCOMOTIVES Tender and Tank Engines for Freight and General Service
MODEL RAILWAYS Extensive Organizations that are Run in Miniature
MODEL RAILWAYS - 2 Details of Some Miniature Lines
MODERN LOCOMOTIVES Some Representative Designs from all over the World
MODERN TRANSPORT IN INDIA A System that Serves More than 350,000,000 People
MOSCOW'S UNDERGROUND Russia's Capital Solves Its Transport Problem
NEW AND NOVEL ARTICULATED LOCOMOTIVE By F. A. Talbot An Ingeniously Constructed Engine Which May Mark a New Era in Locomotive Design
NEW ITALIAN CABLEWAYS Conquering the Heights by Aerial Transport
NEW YORK'S LIFE-LINE An All-Freight Service Above City Streets
NIGERIA AND SIERRA LEONE The Influence of the Railway in West Africa
NORTH AMERICAN RAILROADS Vast Systems which Span a Continent
"ORIENT EXPRESS" Across Europe from London to Istambul
OUT TO SEA BY TRAIN How a Railway was Carried over a Hundred Miles across the Waters of the Mexican Gulf
OVER RIVER AND LAKE Railways that Span the World's Waterways
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD A Giant System that Operates 30,000 Miles of Track
PERMANENT WAY Construction and Maintenance of the Railroad
PERTH GENERAL STATION The Hub of the Scottish Main Lines
PIONEERING IN NYASALAND An Important Link with the East African Coast
POLAND'S MAIN LINES A New Country Creates an Important Railway System
POWER FOR LONDON'S TRANSPORT A Generating Station for the Supply of Electricity
POWER PRODUCTION IN THE ALPS Supplying Electricity to the Swiss Lines
PROGRESS IN RHODESIA An Important System in the Heart of Africa
RACK RAIL LOCOMOTIVES Carrying Trains Over Mountainous Gradients
RAIL-CARS OF FRANCE Lightweight Expresses Evolved by French Engineers
RAIL-CARS ON RUBBER TYRES Modem Methods that Seek to Overcome the Noise Problem
RAILWAY CLEARING HOUSE Checking Rail Transport Revenue
RAILWAY INVASION OF THE GOLD COAST By F. A. Talbot How the Sekondi-Coomassie Railway was Driven Through the Primeval Forests
RAILROADS OF JAPAN Steel Highways in the Land of the Rising Sun
RAILROADS OF NORWAY Bold Engineering in the Land of the Midnight Sun
RAILWAY ARCHITECTURE Designs That Combine Elegance and Utility
RAILWAY CARRIAGE, THE From Wooden Chariot to All-Steel Pullman
RAILWAYS' DAILY WORK, THE Widespread Activities of Four Great Companies
RAILWAYS IN THE NILE VALLEY Train Operation in Modern Egypt
RAILWAYS OF CALEDONIA The Steel Highway in Beautiful Scotland
RAILWAYS UNDER LONDON Driving Iron Tubes Far Below the Streets of the Metropolis
RAILWAY TAKES ALL Special Rolling Stock Must Carry the Strangest Loads
ROLLING STOCK CONSTRUCTION Special Methods Adopted to Meet Modem Demands
ROMANCE OF A STATION Some Sidelights on the Many Problems of Administration
ROMANCE OF THE L.N.E.R. From the World's First Steam Railway to the "Flying Scotsman"
ROMANCE OF THE RAILWAY TICKET The Story Behind the Slip of Pasteboard
"ROYAL SCOT" ROUTE The Northward Journey of a Famous British Express
ROYAL TRAINS The Historical Interest of Special Transport Provided for Royalty
RUSSIA AND SIBERIA A Century of Progress in Rail Transport
SANTA FE "CHIEF" A Journey of 2,228 Miles across the United States
SCOTTISH DISTRICT SUBWAY Glasgow's Unique Underground Railways
SCOTTISH MOUNTAIN RAILWAYS Fascinating Routes Through the Lovely Highlands
SEEN FROM THE TRAIN The Meaning of Familiar Objects along the Track
SEVERN TUNNEL One of the Longest Underwater Tunnels in the World
SLIP COACHES Dividing Express Trains at Speed
SOLVING THE SMOKE PROBLEM A Novel Aspect of Railway Engine Designing
SOME GERMAN ACHIEVEMENTS Outstanding Developments in Railway Transport
SORTING GOODS WAGONS The Fascinating Story of Whitemoor Marshalling Yards, where Goods Wagons are Swiftly and Automatically made up into New Trains
SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTRIFICATION Progress of Big Power Schemes
SPECIAL PASSENGER TRAFFIC How the Railways Handle Emergencies and Seasonal Crowds
SPEED TRAINS OF BRITAIN Main Line Stretches Where the Fastest Runs are Made
SPEED TRAINS OF EUROPE Routes and Records of Some Prominent Continental Expresses
SPEED TRAINS OF JAVA The World's Fastest Narrow-Gauge Trains
SPEED TRAINS OF NORTH AMERICA Fifteen Thousand Miles a Day Scheduled at Sixty Miles an Hour
SPENDING MILLIONS TO SAVE MINUTES by F. A. Talbot Many Great Railways in Different Parts of the World have had to be reconstructed to meet Modern Requirements
STATE LINES OF LATVIA Growth of a Modem European System
STATIONS AND THEIR STORY Stopping Places of Unusual Interest
STOPPING THE TRAIN The Working of the Westinghouse Automatic Air-Brake
STORY OF THE G.W.R. Over 9,000 Miles of Track Developed in a Century
STORY OF THE L.M.S. Nation-Wide Ramifications of Britain's Largest System
STORY OF THE LOCOMOTIVE - 1 A Fascinating Record of Railway Engine Progress over a Century
STORY OF THE LOCOMOTIVE - 2 The Development of the Railway Engine after the Rainhill Trials
STORY OF THE LOCOMOTIVE - 3 Developments During the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century
STORY OF THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY London's Link with the South Coast
TANK ENGINES Design and Development of the Railway "Maids-of-all-Work"
"TAURUS EXPRESS" A Romantic Journey through Asia Minor
TELESCOPIC DOUBLE-LIFT BRIDGE By F. A. Talbot An Ingenious Engineering Development to Cope with Railway, Shipping and Vehicular Traffic
TESTING A LOCOMOTIVE How the Efficiency of a Modern Railway Engine is Proved
THREE JOINT RAILWAYS Combined Enterprises in the East, North-West, and South of England
THROUGH DESERT AND JUNGLE From the Nile to Mombasa
THROUGH THE OLD YORK MUSEUM A Fascinating Record of More than a Century of Railway Progress
TICKET AND CHANGE MACHINES Mechanical Aids that Speed-up Travel
TIME TABLES Early and Modern Guides to Link the Railway Services
TRACK'S HEAVY ARTILLERY, THE Necessity has Forced Invention to Overcome Forbidding Obstacles of Nature
"TRAIN FERRIES" Some Remarkable Examples of Trans-ocean Transport
"TRANS-CANADA LIMITED" Across Prairie and Mountain Ranges—from Montreal to Vancouver
"TRANS SIBERIAN EXPRESS" From Europe to the Far East by the World's most Cosmopolitan Train
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN IN CHINA Notable Rail Developments in the Far East
TRAVELLING POST OFFICES Handling His Majesty's Mails at Seventy Miles an Hour
TRAVEL IN AUSTRALIA Southern Systems of a Vast Continent
TUNNELLING AGAINST TIME The Wonderful Story of America's Eight-Mile Tunnel through the Cascade Mountains
"ULSTER EXPRESS" Royal Mail Service between London and Northern Ireland
UNCONVENTIONAL LOCOMOTIVES Some Notable Examples of Unorthodox Construction
UNDERGROUND AND OVERHEAD LINES Important Railways which Serve Foreign Cities
UNION PACIFIC STREAMLINED EXPRESS Flying on land from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast
VACUUM AUTOMATIC BRAKE, THE Stopping Trains by Atmospheric Pressure
WHEN RAILWAYS WERE NEW The Struggle Against Prejudice and Superstition
WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS RAILWAY By F. A. Talbot How the London and North Western Line Was Founded and has Developed