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Freightliner Locomotives

Freightliner Locomotives

Author: Dave Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2020

Dating back to 1965, Freightliner is still going strong today; a great success for rail freight. It started life moving shipping containers from ports to inland terminals, where specialised cranes were used to tranship from rail to road. These trains serve no fewer than nineteen intermodal terminals across the UK. With the privatisation of British Rail in 1996, Freightliner's assets were transferred to a new company called Freightliner 1995 Ltd, in readiness for sale. Then in 1999 Freightliner set up the Heavyhaul side of the business as a direct competitor to the bulk rail freight company English Welsh & Scottish Railway (EWS). Today there are major maintenance depots at Crewe Basford Hall, and Leeds Midland Road, while the main marshalling yard and stabling point is at Crewe Cheshire. With a stunning collection of full-colour photography taken around the country, Dave Smith offers up a fantastic pictorial tribute to this icon of Britain's railways.

God's Plan for Your Wellbeing

God's Plan for Your Wellbeing

Author: Dave Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2020

This church series from Dave Smith brilliantly highlights the overview of the Bible when it comes to wellbeing, looking at:Perfect Wellbeing (the first human beings made in the image of God); Lost Wellbeing (humanity turning their backs on God); Promised Wellbeing (new covenants between God and His people); Restored Wellbeing (Jesus' birth, death and resurrection); Increasing Wellbeing (the Holy Spirit's invitation); Complete Wellbeing (on Jesus' return). This resource includes a book offering 50 daily readings with opportunities to reflect and respond, along with free online resources that provide group videos, discussions and sermon outlines, making it ideal for you, your small group or your whole church.

Hawks on Wires

Hawks on Wires

Author: Dave Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

Dave Smith's sixteenth poetry collection chronicles the arc of almost sixty years living in the American South. From dusty sawmills to the ubiquitous Waffle House, Hawks on Wires stages both mortal and comic dramas that speak to the poet's autumnal acceptance of himself and the South. Poems of growing up engaged with the people of the coast and woodlands- boatmen, hunters, crabbers, sawyers, and tough-mouthed waitresses- celebrate the once strong but now tenuous threads of community. Traveling through the latter twentieth century, Smith presents matters of family, sex, and race during a turbulent and historic era in southern history. Assassinations, withdrawal of religious prohibitions, violent cultural convulsions, and even the diminished meaning of the word southern shake the poet's personal identity. Smith uses the language of an ordinary man seeking meaning as the memory of events, carried over a lifetime, now begs for explanation. Despite the inevitable displacements and disappointments of identity, which remain mysterious, Smith finds optimism in life.

Little Boats, Unsalvaged

Little Boats, Unsalvaged

Author: Dave Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

A lyrical search for wisdom and meaning in the life of a man growing up in the New South of desegregating schools, rock-and-roll music, mobile populations, and volatile wars, Little Boats, Unsalvaged displays the profound historical sensibility that has long marked the poetry of Dave Smith. Smith exhibits here a mature perspective on his childhood in a racially violent society and on his troubled search for happiness, whether sexual, professional, or aesthetic. To that, he adds a chorus of elegies for poets central to his understanding of his native region- including Edwin Muir, Robert Penn Warren, and Allen Tate- and a vision of poetry as the art that unites medieval and contemporary elements. Section by section, changes in subject, tempo, and even vocabulary offer at once a sense of unity and variety to the poems. Little Boats, Unsalvaged poses a polyphonic inquiry into the experiences and memories of the Vietnam-defined generation, an inquiry whose answers can only be tentative, fretted, hung in the contingencies of being just as the little boat of joy waits- not useless or lost, but abandoned and so beyond visible redemption.

Hawks on Wires

Hawks on Wires

Author: Dave Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2020

Dave Smith's sixteenth poetry collection chronicles the arc of almost sixty years living in the American South. From dusty sawmills to the ubiquitous Waffle House, Hawks on Wires stages both mortal and comic dramas that speak to the poet's autumnal acceptance of himself and the South. Poems of growing up engaged with the people of the coast and woodlands- boatmen, hunters, crabbers, sawyers, and tough-mouthed waitresses- celebrate the once strong but now tenuous threads of community. Traveling through the latter twentieth century, Smith presents matters of family, sex, and race during a turbulent and historic era in southern history. Assassinations, withdrawal of religious prohibitions, violent cultural convulsions, and even the diminished meaning of the word southern shake the poet's personal identity. Smith uses the language of an ordinary man seeking meaning as the memory of events, carried over a lifetime, now begs for explanation. Despite the inevitable displacements and disappointments of identity, which remain mysterious, Smith finds optimism in life.

Can't Lose

Can't Lose

Author: Dave Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish

Author: Dave Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Missing in Paris

Missing in Paris

Author: Dave Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Voidworking

Voidworking

Author: Dave Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2020

Exiting a Pandemic

Exiting a Pandemic

Author: Dave Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2020

German

German

Author: Dave Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Learn German

Learn German

Author: Dave Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2019

German Phrases

German Phrases

Author: Dave Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2019

German Short Stories

German Short Stories

Author: Dave Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Hungarian Railways

Hungarian Railways

Author: Dave Smith, Steve Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

Hungary offers the railway photographer a wealth of different trains to document; alongside the state railway operator MAV there are a number of private companies operating all over the country, such as GYSEV, Floyd and AWT. There are also a number of locomotives from the seven countries that border Hungary that work deep into the country. Floyd is a company well known to British railway enthusiasts because of the former British Rail Class 86s and Class 56s that it operates. The Class 86s were built in the 1960s and still operate freight trains for Freightliner UK. The 1970s-built BR Type 5s also still operate in Britain for Colas and DCR spot hire. In Hungary these locomotives are used for mainly transporting grain and fuel trains. Dave Smith and Steve Madden offer an overview of the diversity of the Hungarian railway scene over the past decade, from the 1960s-built Class M40 diesel locomotives to the recently introduced Class 471 Vectron electric locomotives.

Learn German

Learn German

Author: Dave Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019