Great British Adventurers - Lawrence of Arabia - 1927
Aircraftsman Thomas Edward Shaw on his motorcycle; a Brough Superior SS100. Shaw was better known as Lt Col T.E. Lawrence or 'Lawrence of Arabia - A major factor in the Desert War in WWI, an adviser to Prince Faisal during the Versailles Peace Conference, a renowned author and an archaeolgist. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1935.
London Scenes - London Docks - Deadman's Dock - Deptford Wharf
Deadman's Dock, or Dodman's Dock, was named after the shipbuilders Dudman & Company, who operated here at the end of the 18th century. It was bought from them by the Brighton and South Coast Railway Company in 1850. It was then owned by Southern Railway and eventually British Rail after nationalisation, until it closed in 1970. It is now the site of the Surrey Quays shopping centre on the Isle of Dogs.
Glasgow Central Station safety
Signal lights are all turned to red and lines stand empty at Glasgow Central station following Railtrack's announcement that it has closed a section of the West Coast main line. The cause of the closure was blamed on track maintenance in the wake of the Hatfield crash. * 30/6/03: Network Rail has announced that it will cost 54 billion to run the railways over the next 10 years. The infrastructure company, which has replaced Railtrack, also confirmed that 'around 2, 000' of its staff would be losing their jobs over the next three years.
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