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Waller, Peter (Writer on locomotives)

Overview
Works: 71 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 1,509 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Aerial photographs  Naval history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TF757, 388.460941
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Most widely held works by Peter Waller
Regional tramways by Peter Waller( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on Scotland, this book provides an overview of the history of tramways north of the border from the 1940s, when the first horse-drawn service linking Inchture village to Inchture station opened, through to the closure of the last traditional tramway – Glasgow – in 1962. Concentrating on the big city systems that survived the Second World War – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow – the book provides a comprehensive narrative, detailing the history of these operations from 1945 onwards, with full fleet lists, maps and details of route openings and closures. The story is supported by some 200 illustrations, both colour and black and white, many of which have never been published before, that portray the trams that operated in these cities and the routes on which they operated. Bringing the story up-to-date, the book also examines the only second-generation tramway yet to be built in Scotland – the controversial system recently constructed in Edinburgh – as well as informing readers where it is still possible to see Scotland’s surviving first-generation trams in preservation."--Publisher description
Yorkshire and North East of England : regional tramways by Peter Waller( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second of a new series of books that will cover the history of tramway operation in the British Isles. rnrnFocusing on Yorkshire and the North-East of England, this book provides an overview of the history of tramways in the region from the 18
England's maritime heritage from the air by Peter Waller( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England has a long and involved relationship with the sea. It has provided a final line of defence against invasion, the route over which the country's global trade has travelled, the source of a bountiful harvest of fish and seafood that has sustained the population, the essential links in the empire that saw Britain emerge as the world's first 'Great Power', and, more recently, it has fostered the leisure industry. For many, the sea was to provide their final view of their homeland as emigration took them to far-flung corners of the world, while for others, perhaps fleeing religious or political persecution, the sea offered them a route to safety. For almost a century the photographers from the Aerofilms company recorded Britain from the air. Alongside the photographs taken of the great castles and abbeys of the country, the views als recorded industrial and commercial activity - including the docks and ports that were an essential part in maintaining Britain's place in the world. In this book, Peter Waller has delved through the collection of Aerofilms photographs held by Historic England to explore the country's maritime heritage. Selecting 150 images, the author looks at how the docks and ports have evolved since the years immediately after World War I, how traditional patterns of trade have changed, how the Royal Navy has shrunk and how the leisure industry has come to dominate.--Back cover
Locomotives from the National Collection by Peter Waller( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British & Irish tramway systems since 1945 by Peter Waller( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wales, Isle of Man & Ireland, post 1945 by Peter Waller( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British trams by Peter Waller( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London transport by Peter Waller( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final volume in the 'Regional Tramways' series focuses on the history of tram operation in the London area. Starting the story with the pioneering horse tramways operated by George Francis Train in the 1860s, the book narrates how the various horse, steam, cable and electric tramways evolved in the period leading up to the creation of the London Passenger Transport Board in 1933. The primary focus of the book is the period immediately after World War 2 when, following the retention of the tramways for longer than anticipated, the process of conversion ' codenamed 'Operation Tramaway' ' saw almost 1,000 trams eliminated from the streets of London in less than two years. Also covered in the book are the two second-generation tramways ' the Docklands Light Railway and Croydon Tramlink ' which now serve parts of the Greater London area. The book concludes with an overview of those London trams that survive into preservation
The classic trams : 30 years of tramcar design 1920-1950 by Peter Waller( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heyday of the tram by Peter Waller( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blackpool streamlined trams by Peter Waller( )

3 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's preserved trams : an historic overview by Peter Waller( )

3 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's second hand trams : an historic overview by Peter Waller( )

3 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LNER 2-6-0s by Peter Waller( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional tramways - yorkshire and north east of england by Peter Waller( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England's railway heritage from the air by Peter Waller( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost a century, from its inception in the years immediately after World War I, the Aerofilms company recorded the changing face of England from the air. At the start of the era, the railway was still the predominant form of transport, with a network of main, secondary and branch lines that stretched to virtually every corner of the realm. As the 20th century progressed, however, this dominance declined as the private motorcar and the lorry increasingly became the preferred mode of transport. The early railway builders - such as the London & Birmingham - had invested much in creating impressive stations for this new and revolutionary form of transport and, during the 19th century, many of the country's leading architects undertook commissions on behalf of the burgeoning railway industry. After World War II, however, many of these buildings were were swept away. 0The Aerofilms collection provides a unique vantage point to explore the country's railway heritage. It is only from the air that it is possible to appreciate fully how much the railway came to dominate the landscape; even in relatively small country towns, the railway station with its platforms and goods yard was significant. Add to this the construction of tunnels and viaducts, and the railway can be said to have shaped much of the landscape of modern England
Eurostar by Peter Waller( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heyday of the European tram by Peter Waller( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Riding by Peter Waller( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midlands & Southern England by Peter Waller( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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England's maritime heritage from the air
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England's maritime heritage from the airLocomotives from the National CollectionWales, Isle of Man & Ireland, post 1945British tramsLondon transportThe Blackpool streamlined tramsBritain's second hand trams : an historic overviewLNER 2-6-0s
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English (58)