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Railway Bookstalls and their Impact on Reading in Great Britain
Issue 74 (2011)
Railways themselves encouraged reading ability, for reading was required to study rule books. Railways also brought about reading on the move with the first bookstall set up at Fenchurch Street station in 1841 and soon copied at other stations by entrepreneurs such as W. H. Smith, H. B. Marshall and John Menzies.
Railways at Pensford Colliery
Issue 7 (1985)
Because of North Somerset's topography - downs and valleys - in a number of instances the colliery was above the level of the railway, necessitating an inclined plane in order to form a connection. At Pensford, where rope haulage was used, coal winding began in 1917 and ceased in 1957