The governments of ireland and northern ireland jointly nationalised the company in 1953, and. The midland and great northern joint railway abebooks. A history of the iowa central railway, and minneapolis and the age of railways, all published by the university of minnesota press. The northern railway of canada group foreword it is ironic that the first steam railway in upper canada has not been accorded its own definitive history other than by dr. Mar 01, 2000 buy a history of northern ireland by hennessey, thomas isbn. Buy a history of northern ireland by hennessey, thomas isbn. The great northern railway reporting mark gn was an american class i railroad. Pearman books is a specialist online bookshop that supplies books on railways, trams, transport, plus books on guitars, guitar building and amplication.
The great northerns route was the northernmost transcontinental railroad route in the u. The great northern railway the great northern railway the railway age in county tyrone lasted for 107 years from 1858 to 1965 and that main line from portadown to derry via dungannon and omagh came to be known by generations. Jul 11, 2016 the great northern railway through time takes us on a tour of the american northwest. Shop unique great northern railway posters on redbubble. Oct 28, 20 the great northern railway had the northern most route of all of the transcontinental rail routes in the usa.
The ulster railway was the gnris oldest constituent, having opened between belfast and lisburn in 1839 and extended in stages to reach clones in 1863. Tom ferris is well known as a historian and writer on irish railways and this book fills a gap in the available literature. The first part of the book 18561916 examines the railways earl. Also click here to view part 2 of gn books also click here to view part 3 of gn books. Biographies and achievements of irish female aviators. This book is sold personally by the author and is signed.
Until the coming of the railways, most irish folk lived out their lives within a 20 mile radius of their homes. Oneill country historical society the great northern railway the great northern railway the railway age in county tyrone lasted for 107 years from 1858 to 1965 and that main line from portadown to derry via dungannon and omagh came to be known by generations of railway users and operatives as the derry road. The great northern opened up the dakotas, montana, idaho, the dramatic cascade mountains of washington and the continental divide at marias pass. History a troubled history northern ireland s relatively distinct history began in the early 17th cent. By its peak in 1920, ireland had 3,500 route miles 4,200 km. The great northern railway maintained an independent existence for 77 years, much of that time prosperously established as the second largest and certainly most enterprising of the irish railways. A selection of maps of ireland displaying the railway network as it developed in the 19th and 20th centuries. The closure of sligo, leitrim and northern counties railway, along with the great northern railway, 60 years ago this month left a vast swathe of northern ireland and the republic without rail. Great northern railway a photographic history of the great northern and the towns of highway 2. An excellent concise history for both the enthusiast and the mildly interested. Great northern railway ireland john spellers web pages. Buy the great northern railway ireland 3rd new edition by edward mervyn patterson isbn. The great northern was the only successfully built privately funded transcontinental railroad in u. Arnold r m the golden years of the great northern railway part.
The great northern railway ireland gnri or gnri was an irish gauge 1,600 mm 5 ft 3 in railway company in ireland. Belfast presents a wellresearched history of the north, from the 1920 partition to the violent troubles of the last 30 years. This page consists of various books about the hiline region specifically, the great northern railroad, or books that provide good information about the hiline along with other info about montana. To society members, we offer carefullyresearched reference sheets, a quarterly gn goat publication, an annual calendar, discounts on model kits, books, cds and other items, and an annual convention to discover all that is the great northern railway. The great northern railway through time takes us on a tour of the american northwest. The great northern railway ireland gnri or gnri was an irish gauge railway company in. Northern ireland has 18 representatives in the british parliament. Great northern railway historical society home facebook. The great northern railway the great northern railway reporting mark gn was an american class i railroad. Picturesque donegal its mountains, rivers, and lakes. Great northern is a trading name of govia thameslink railway ltd.
The history of the great northern railway, 18451895. Montana hiline, history and great northern railroad books. Illustrated with more than two hundred maps, period photographs, and drawings, the volume also includes appendixes listing the original tracklaying history, track removals, ruling grades on main freight routes, and. This album covers those main line and narrow gauge railways in northern ireland and the republic of ireland during the 1950s and 1960s, which were.
Around 1,000km of former transport routes lie abandoned, winding through spectacular countryside, linking villages, towns and cities, major attractions and workplaces. Being the great northern railway ireland companys illustrated guide to the sporting and touring grounds of the north of ireland 1908 14777237441. History of the great northern railway until the coming of the railways, most irish folk lived out their lives within a 20 mile radius of their homes. The governments of ireland and northern ireland jointly nationalised the company in 1953, and the company was liquidated in 1958. List of books and articles about northern ireland online. Whilst a communication between london and york via cambridge was discussed in 1835, it was not until 1844 that a more direct route was seriously. The route of the great northern railway of ireland gnri, which exists today from dublin to belfast and drogheda. In this book, jonathan tonge examines the reasons for that conflict. At its peak in the 1920s ireland had some 3,500 route miles of track, today it has less than half that amount. In 1970 the great northern railway merged with three other railroads to form the burlington northern railroad, which merged in 1996 with the atchison, topeka and santa fe railway to form the burlington northern and santa fe railway. Govia thameslink railway ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of govia ltd. Great northern railway a photographic history of the great northern and the towns of highway 2 williams, buddie on.
This new edition of great northern railway includes the best images from the previous twovolume set originally published in 1998, and have been improved vastly over that version. The great northern railway ireland gnr i or gnri was an irish gauge 1,600 mm 5 ft 3 in railway company in ireland. Use the website to buy train tickets, reserve seats, check train times, destinations, new trains and information useful for your rail journey. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. This is a new book, self published in 2006 by the author. The great northern railway oneill country historical. In the early 1950s students from derry attending university in dublin used to take a bus to the great northern railway station, at the end of foyle street, to travel on the 9 am train for belfast. This is the first edition of a handbook listing all public miniature railways in great britain from 21 gauge down to 7 14 gauge and their locomotives. Jarrold railway series 4 locomotives of the london and north eastern railway. Hang your posters in dorms, bedrooms, offices, or anywhere blank walls arent welcome. The history of rail transport in ireland began only a decade later than that of great britain. Running from saint paul, minnesota, to seattle, washington, it was the creation of 19thcentury railroad entrepreneur james j. Hillknown as the empire builderto its maturation and eventual merger in 1970, when the eightthousandmile great northern was incorporated into the massive burlington northern.
The great northern railway had the northernmost route of all of the transcontinental rail routes in the usa. This is the complete history of that enterprise, from 1856, when the first charter was granted, through the era of james j. If you wish to view books by subject area, follow the subject area link to reach an index of railway books. Great northern railway company archives history hub ulster.
The gnrhs is dedicated to the preservation, study, and history of one of americas greatest railroads, the great northern railway. It is paper back, 174 pages, and is coffee table sized to best display the many photos. Miniature railways of great britain and ireland rail books. For ease of browsing, the page is divided into 4 sections, depending on the theme of the book. Great northern railway cross border archives project. The great northern railways performance during the 1950s was modestly satisfactory, but as they looked to the future, senior officers came to believe that the great northern, the northern pacific, and the properties they owned cooperatively must be unified if all were to. Books on railways can be viewed either by subject area or in a single alphabetical list, arranged alphabetically by author. Hofsommer harvard business school press boston, massachusetts, 1988. History narrow gauge railways north west ireland county. Irish railways in the 1950s and 1960s epub pen and sword books. This is still the best general history on the subject and aslo acts as a taster for more specialist. He is the author of many books on railroad history, including the tootin louie.
The information contained in this section obtained from railway year book 1912 railway publishing company. Sixty years since border rail transport ran out of steam. Mar 24, 2006 for almost three decades the troubles in northern ireland raged, claiming over 3,600 lives, with civilians accounting for almost half the fatalities. The great northern railway through time america through time. Great northern railway a photographic history of the. On february 26 1914 the great northern railway of ireland ran a special nonstop train from belfast to dublin for the chairman of the white star line. The photographs in this collection were taken during the years following ww ll until the great northern became part of the new burlington northern in 1970.
The great northern railway highlights the changes brought on by economic, political, social, and technological advances, including world wars and tighter government restrictions. It was formed in 1876 by a merger of the irish north western railway inw, northern railway of ireland, and ulster railway. The book is full of past and present photos of many great northern trains associated with the following towns, that are listed in this book. History a troubled history northern irelands relatively distinct history began in the early 17th cent.
The railway development in ireland is dealt with chronologically and regionally. Charts the ups and downs of the great northern railway of ireland between the wars. Dark days and brighter days for northern ireland railways. Charles coopers railway pages northern railway of canada group. The great northern railway railroad history and classic. The current status is less than half that amount, with a large unserviced area around the border area between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. It sets out to provide in one affordable video scenes taken on nir from the 1970s to 2004. About northern ireland greenways northern irelands disused railway network is a forgotten piece of industrial and rural heritage being lost to time. Sep 01, 2009 an excellent concise history for both the enthusiast and the mildly interested. The great northern railway made use of electric locomotives to pull trains through the 7. The great northern railway through time america through. The great northern railway university of minnesota press.
Running from saint paul, minnesota, to seattle, washington, it was the creation of 19th century railroad tycoon james j. Images from the midland railway company documents reproduced by permission of the public records office for northern ireland. Hofsommer harvard business school press boston, massachusetts, 1988 isbn 0875841856. Springing from the need to link dublin and belfast by rail it was the result of amalgamation of numerous smaller companies. Northern ireland history, irish history, books barnes. Great northern railway historical society, bottineau, nd.149 1274 706 570 1474 310 1092 1364 845 1009 1469 634 1133 1306 1218 836 528 1309 416 552 1396 1450 865 1257 1294 930 567 399 1263 66 1369 48 1422 745 1427