This page provides a guide to sources of information about old permanent way published in 1920s. The guide includes books, papers, articles, reports and webpages. It provides brief details, description of contents and links to further details and on-line reading.
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The published sources are arranged in order of publication year, then alphabetically by author. Each source is given a unique identifier (called an opwID) and has the following links if available.
|"Author"||Link to author biography.|
|"Details"||Link to further details of the source.|
|"Read"||Link to read source on-line on oldpway.info.|
|"Read on another website"||Link to read source on-line on another website.|
|"Nth ed. opwID"||Link to entry for another edition.|
|"Also opwID"||Link to entry for another work by same author.|
Link to end of 1910s Guide page.
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"A Century of Permanent Way", by Fred Bland.
Section 1 of this book is a paper given to the PWI in 1925 titled "A Century of Permanent Way". It describes the development of railways and particularly permanent way from early tramways up till 1925. It is fully illustrated with many photos and drawings of early track, including early rail joints and early switches. Section 2 of this book is "Modern Manganese Steel Trackwork". It is a detailed description, with many photos, of the Patent-rolled Imperial manganese steel rails, railway switches, crossings and layouts, manufactured by Edgar Allen & Co. Ltd.
Link to start of 1930s Guide page.