Transport (155)

Daughter of Bluebird

ISBN: 9780957295124

Author: Gina Campbell    Publisher: Great Northern Books

Gina Campbell, last surviving member of a remarkable dynasty, will forever be most closely associated with the fatal attempt by her father to break the water sp...


Gina Campbell, last surviving member of a remarkable dynasty, will forever be most closely associated with the fatal attempt by her father to break the water speed record in his astounding boat. In that sense she is indeed the 'daughter of Bluebird' and has played a ceaseless role in the boat's restoration. In this absorbing autobiography she talks about:

Her life with Donald Campbell as father, early-day 'celebrity', and holder of many world records on land and water.
Her personal life three failed marriages, a suicide attempt and finding happiness in later life, only to have it snatched away; her power-boating career and setting two women's world water speed records in 1984 and 1990.
Her reaction to her father's death while attempting to set a new world water speed record on Coniston Water in January 1967.
Her complete shock at the discovery of Bluebird and Donald Campbell's body by divers in 2001.
Her decision to authorise the removal of the boat and Campbell's remains from the lake despite widespread opposition.
The decision to restore Bluebird and house her in the Ruskin Museum on Coniston Water. Her dream of once again seeing and hearing Bluebird on the lake.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 286


Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2012


$49.99
Trains on the Trunk

ISBN: 9780908573851

Author: Graeme Carter    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

A celebration of the building, maintaining and operating the North Island Main Trunk railway from the days of steam through the diesel electric and electric lo...


A celebration of the building, maintaining and operating the North Island Main Trunk railway from the days of steam through the diesel electric and electric locomotives. Not forgotten are the country stations, refreshment rooms, goods yards and passenger trains. A great book for all interested in railways and New Zealand history.


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 270 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2010


Tags: New Zealand   Transport
$45.00
Three Preserved NZR Steam Locomotives

ISBN: 9780908573516

Author: G.J. McClare    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

A history and technical detail is provided on three steam locomotives preserved by the New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society - AB608, WAB794 and X442. 18 ph...


A history and technical detail is provided on three steam locomotives preserved by the New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society - AB608, WAB794 and X442. 18 photographs. 14 pages


Tags: New Zealand   Transport
$4.00
My Colouring Book of NZ Trains

ISBN: 9780908573790

Author: Rex Hercock    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

Designed as a child's colouring book, an interesting selection of sketches are provided. Just add imagination and coloured pencils. A4 size. 16pages


Designed as a child's colouring book, an interesting selection of sketches are provided. Just add imagination and coloured pencils. A4 size. 16pages


$7.00
A Compendium of Railway Construction

ISBN: 9780908573547

Author: F.K. Roberts    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

Forging of the main trunk between Te Kuiti and Marton, construction of tunnels, bridges and other civil engineering feats are covered in detail. Accompanied wit...


Forging of the main trunk between Te Kuiti and Marton, construction of tunnels, bridges and other civil engineering feats are covered in detail. Accompanied with maps, diagrams, and 58 interesting photographs of construction and operation. 64 pages


Tags: Transport   New Zealand
$14.00
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