The Times Remembering Britain’s Railways

£30.00

The perfect gift for every railway enthusiast.

The history of Britain’s railways is a long and fascinating one, filled with stories of grand endeavours, noted figures and record-breaking feats. Julian Holland brings together a unique miscellany of intriguing tales and engaging trivia – the perfect collection for every railway enthusiast.

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The perfect gift for every railway enthusiast.

The history of Britain’s railways is a long and fascinating one, filled with stories of grand endeavours, noted figures and record-breaking feats. Julian Holland brings together a unique miscellany of intriguing tales and engaging trivia – the perfect collection for every railway enthusiast.

Stories range from Bulleid’s ‘Chinese Laundries’, trainspotting trips in Wales and Scotland and Liverpool’s ‘Dockers’ Umbrella’ to railway artists and clergy, a railway-owned airline and railways that were never built.
 
Find out about
The Royal Scot’s 11,000-mile journey in the USA and Canada
A narrow gauge island railway in the middle of the Bristol Channel
How the London & South Western Railway saved the British Empire
Mallard’s unbeaten world speed record of 1938
How to fly by Great Western Railway from Cardiff to Plymouth
The 75-mile network of narrow gauge railways on the Isle of Skye
How another 4,500 miles of railway escaped closure by Dr Beeching
 
All Aboard is a delightful miscellany for every railway enthusiast, filled with fascinating and obscure stories, facts and figures.

Additional information

Weight 1.28 kg
Dimensions 28.2 × 21.9 × 2.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

385.0941 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K