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John Jackson - Author

About the Author

John Jackson was born in 1929 in rural Devon, England, close to where he lives today. He is an established author, lawyer, businessman and political and constitutional campaigner, but he is probably still best known as one of the founders, and former chairman, of the Countryside Alliance.

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The Theory and Practice of Handwriting A Practical Manual

The Theory and Practice of Handwriting A Practical Manual

Author: John Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2018

Mary Reed Missionary to the Lepers

Mary Reed Missionary to the Lepers

Author: John Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/2018

Ambidexterity Or, Two-Handedness and Two-Brainedness

Ambidexterity Or, Two-Handedness and Two-Brainedness

Author: John Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2018

The Theory and Practice of Handwriting A Practical Manual

The Theory and Practice of Handwriting A Practical Manual

Author: John Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2018

The Theory and Practice of Handwriting A Practical Manual

The Theory and Practice of Handwriting A Practical Manual

Author: John Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2018

DB Cargo Locomotives and Stock in the UK

DB Cargo Locomotives and Stock in the UK

Author: John Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2018

DB Cargo emerged from the government's sell-off of the rail freight sector in the mid-1990s. It has gone through many changes of name and branding since those early post-privatisation days. Like other companies, it has suffered from the dramatic downturn in coal movement by rail and there are undoubtedly uncertain times ahead. It still claims, however, to be the UK's largest provider of rail freight services despite increasing competition from both road and other rail freight operators. Diesel and electric locos of classes 60, 66, 67, 90 and, occasionally, 92 all see regular service today. Twenty years on, John Jackson looks at both the large loco fleet at DB Cargo's disposal today and the variety of traffic it continues to handle. As well as being a major player in the rail freight sector, DB Cargo also provide locos for passenger duties such as Scottish sleeper services, charters and as hauliers for the Royal Family. The full range of DB Cargo locos is covered in this book.

50 Not Out Locomotives Working After Half A Century

50 Not Out Locomotives Working After Half A Century

Author: John Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2018

How many times have we heard the phrase `they don't make them like they used to'? Whatever the merits or otherwise of applying such a comment to UK railway locomotives, the fact remains that there are many longstanding survivors from our railway past. Of course, we all know of the role played by preserved railways in the UK; they have secured a place in history for heritage diesel and electric locos as well as many steam examples. But a number of ageing locomotive classes still remain on rail operators' books. Many are over half a century old. A quick tally suggests at least fourteen classes and, more importantly, between 100 and 200 individual examples remain on the network. They continue to attract more than their fair share of interest, particularly among the nostalgia enthusiast market. Yes, some are sidelined but many still see day-to-day service in the hands of mainstream operators. These locos are `50 not out', and the level of variety is perhaps surprising. This book celebrates some of those that have passed their half century and continue to work passenger or freight services.

Nameplates The Story Behind the Names

Nameplates The Story Behind the Names

Author: John Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2018

Most people, rail enthusiasts or not, have heard of steam locomotive names such as Flying Scotsmanand Mallard. A multitude of loco names were inspired by the Royal Family and other famous people; famous buildings such as castles, halls and manors; countries of the British Empire and so on. The list and variety of names applied seemed endless. Today the railway is a very different place. The variety of train operators, both past and present, means there is no universal code of practice as to whether names are carried. Nevertheless, a glance through a list of today's locos and units reveals a considerable number and variety of names applied. This book takes a look at around 100 of those names and digs a little deeper to come up with the stories behind them, accompanied by a close-up of the nameplate and a shot of the loco or unit in action.

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