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Great Continental Railway Journeys

Great Continental Railway Journeys


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Description: All aboard and get ready to explore some of Europe's finest journeys by train in Great Continental Railway Journeys, a beautiful tie-in book to the hit BBC series presented by Michael Portillo. Lavishly illustrated, the book captures the beauty and excitement of journeying across the continent by train and also looks at the engineering feats which made the journeys possible and so famous. From London to Paris, Copenhagen, Berlin, Rome, Budapest and all the way down to Jerusalem, this is a celebration of both trains and the vibrancy of Europe.
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Author: Rt Hon Michael Portillo
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The 50 Greatest Train Journeys Of The World

The 50 Greatest Train Journeys Of The World


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Description: Travel writer Anthony Lambert showcases a diverse and exciting selection of train journeys that are just the ticket in this celebratory book. Carefully chosen and full of character, the journeys range from the Orient Express to the Trans- Siberian railway and also include those closer to home including one that travels through North Yorkshire's Esk Valley and the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route. An unmissable selection for any traveller who loves their journey as much as the destination, Lambert talks about each route's sublime scenery and history in detail.
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Author: Anthony Lambert
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Product ID: 9781785780882
 
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West Somerset Railway Guide Book

West Somerset Railway Guide Book


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Description: The West Somerset Railway is Britain's longest standard gauge heritage railway and carries more than 200,000 passengers per year, making it one of Somerset's most popular tourist attractions. Passenger trains run during most months of the year, with services from early February to early December. In addition to offering an 80-minute 'pink knuckle' ride through the Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor Coast, the Railway has also developed a number of combined packages with other local attractions including Dunster Castle and Hestercombe Gardens, as well as day trips around Exmoor and exploring the remains of the old West Somerset Mineral Railway. Here is the official West Somerset Railway Guide Book which is one of a set of three comprehensive books that Silver Link are pleased to produce for the railway. These beutifully illustrated, high quality full colour books, are of course not just to be enjoyed by those fortunate enough to visit the railway but make for interesting and informative arm chair reading. However once read a visit may well be placed on the agenda!
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Product ID: 9781857944785
 
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West Somerset Railway Country Walks

West Somerset Railway Country Walks


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Description: The stations of the West Somerset Railway provide an excellent 'stepping off point' to explore the wonderful Somerset countryside and villages therin. Taking each of the staions along the line as the starting point for each walk the detailed text explains the route to follow and the illustrations that accompany each provide reference points to ensure you are on the right track. Each of the twenty walks has a map to guide you, and to help ensure you are progressing the locations of the accompanying illustrations are also clearly marked on the maps. For those sitting in their armchairs at home from Liverpool to London and from Dublin to Norwich - here is the motivational book to plan a visit to this nostalgic line in the beautiful West country! This is one of a set of three books covering aspects of the longest standard-gauge preserved line in the UK.
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Product ID: 9781857944808
 
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Loco Spotters Guide

Loco Spotters Guide


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Description: From its development in the 1800s the locomotive has had a huge impact on all aspects of British life, as it carried travellers and freight across the country. Beyond its impact on the nation's economy and daily commute the loco also spawned a new enthusiasm - train spotting. The perfect pocket guide to aid any would-be train spotter, this book portrays over 60 of the important locomotive designs that have graced British rails over almost 200 years, covering everything from Stephenson's Rocket and the Flying Scotsman to the BR Class 68 trains of 2013. Beautifully illustrated and with informative text this book is the perfect companion to an afternoon spent on a windy, rainy, platform or railway museum.
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Author: Stuart Black
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Product ID: 9781472820488
 
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The Llangollen Railway Recollections

The Llangollen Railway Recollections


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Description: Todays beautifully scenic LLangollen Railway runs over a ten mile section of the former Ruabon Junction to Barmouth route that was absorbed into the Great Western Railway in 1877. The line originally opened to freight traffic as far as Llangollen in December 1861, with passenger train services commencing early in June the following year. The current day section of the heritage line to Corwen, was opened to traffic on 1st May 1865, by which time a larger and more centrally located station had been constructed in Llangollen. Closure by British Railways came about in 1964 as a result of the infamous report of Dr Beeching which had been commissioned by the government of the day in order to study potential rationalisation of the rail network in Britain. In the early 1960s standard gauge railway preservation was very much in its infancy in Britain although there were a number of narrow gauge preservation concerns up and running in Wales, so the idea of a dedicated band of enthusiasts restoring and operating services along no longer commercially viable stretches of line had already become established. The beginnings of a Preservation Society in this corner of Wales came about in 1975 when the whole process, which has eventually resulted in what exists today, started with the humble presence of a band of enthusiastic volunteers taking over the occupancy of Llangollen Station in order to start the process of restoration and reconstruction. Over the ensuing years progress was made with the gradual extension of the line, from initial running within the station limits at Llangollen, to Corwen, where a temporary station is currently in use whilst a new purpose built station is constructed. The position of the Llangollen Railway as one of Britain's leading heritage lines is clear to see from the images included in this edition of the Recollections series of publications, which captures the character of this preserved section of the former Great Western Railway in Wales.
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Author: Alan Price
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Product ID: 9781857945089
 
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Small Island By Little Train

Small Island By Little Train


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Description: Eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot's incredible and informative book provides an exploration of the joys and idiosyncrasies of Britain's one-off narrow-gauge railway lines. He talks about a miniature railway on the Kent coast that was once used for Home Guard military trains during World War II and is now a school commute for dozens of children; the UK's only Alpine-style rack-and-pinion railway that scales one of Britain's highest mountains ( Snowdon); and even five different gauges of railway that circle one man's landscaped garden. Chris explains why narrow-gauge railways are so revered and talks about their various roles in preservation, volunteerism, tourism and local history. He also explores why they draw such enthusiasm from so many.
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Author: Chris Arnot
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Product ID: 9780749578497
 
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Railways And Recollections

Railways And Recollections


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Description: 1975 was the year in which Margaret Thatcher defeated Edward Heath to become leader of the Conservative Party, Charlie Chaplin was knighted by the Queen and the Vietnam War ended with the fall of Saigon. On the railways, two major accidents at Moorgate and Nuneaton resulted in considerable loss of life, and the prototype High Speed Train reached speeds in excess of 150mph on the London to Bristol main line.
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Author: John Stretton
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Product ID: 9781857942941
 
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British Railways In The 1970s And 80s

British Railways In The 1970s And 80s


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Description: For British Rail, the 1970s was a time of contrasts, when bad jokes about sandwiches and pork pies often belied real achievements, like increasing computerisation and the arrival of the high-speed Inter- City 125s. But while television advertisements told of an ' Age of the Train', Monday morning misery continued for many, the commuter experience steadily worsening as rolling stock aged and grew ever more uncomfortable. Even when BR launched new electrification schemes and new suburban trains in the 1980s, focus still fell on the problems that beset the Advanced Passenger Train, whose ignominious end came under full media glare. In British Railways in the 1970s and '80s, Greg Morse guides us through a world of Traveller's Fare, concrete concourses and peak-capped porters, a difficult period that began with the aftershock of Beeching but ended with BR becoming the first nationalised passenger network in the world to make a profit.
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Author: Greg Morse
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Product ID: 9780747812517
 
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Keighley And Worth Valley Railway Recollections

Keighley And Worth Valley Railway Recollections


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Description: Almost immediately following the withdrawal of the passenger service, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society [ KWVRPS] was formed with the object of reopening the line for passenger traffic, and Haworth station was rented to serve as Headquarters, museum site and depot. Being located near the vast industrial conurbation of West Yorkshire, the preservation scheme was ideally placed to attract large numbers of visitors eager to witness steam's return to this 5 mile line set in the heart of the Pennines, running as it does on steep gradients from industrial Keighley to the moorland towns of Haworth, home of the Brontes, and nearby Oxenhope. The aim of this series is to appeal to readers of all ages, perhaps for different reasons... For the younger reader there are wonderful pictures of trains, real trains. There will, for example, be tank engines, steam engines, electric trains and multiple units and many more varieties besides! Some will be recognised from train sets, model railways and books, while others will be seen for the first time. For the older reader the books are designed to build into a collection placing the railway in the context of key events thus providing an historical perspective of travel in times past. For those old enough to remember the years depicted, the series will, we hope, provide reminders for many of school days, time perhaps spent train-spotting, shed bashing and generally gricing! The books also make ideal theme gifts for the year of birth, marriage, retirement, starting work and other such events in life.
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Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: David Mather
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Product ID: 9781857944556
 
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The London Underground

The London Underground


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Description: * New & expanded edition!* The London Underground is a pioneer and an institution. The first underground railway in the world, and incorporating the first ever deep tunnel 'tube' lines too, it is at the heart of London life, with millions of commuters and tourists using it every year and its tentacles extending into the suburbs it helped to create. Its turbulent history reflects the trials and tribulations of London itself: it provided a network of life-saving shelters in the Blitz, but has also faced many logistical challenges, with constant improvements necessary to keep the Tube fit for purpose. This book is not a recompilation of facts and photos published elsewhere, however. Taking a fresh approach, it is a history that focuses on the interesting and quirky aspects of the subject. To transport you more vividly back to the past, well over half the illustrations are in colour, including many rarely seen photographs.
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Author: Andrew Emmerson
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Product ID: 9780747812289
 
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Making Tracks

Making Tracks


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Description: Hop on board as we journey through the incredible history of railways. Cherished, admired and frequently used as an excuse for lateness, the railways occupy a special place in our hearts. Trains are not just a practical mode of transport, but also a way of tracing our social history over the past 150 years, from technological progress and design to cultural change and the impact they have had on our landscape. Full of facts, trivia and anecdotes, this engaging compendium looks at the heyday of the railways around the world, chronicling the shift from steam trains to diesel and electric and the challenge of running during two World Wars. This book also includes railway trivia from around the world, from the locomotive to the Japanese bullet train. A broad range of aspects is covered, from the types of trains and services, key people and station architecture, to station pets, accidents and crime, and the depiction of the railways in literature and art. Chock-full of information, and illustrated with line drawings throughout, this miscellany is perfect for railway enthusiasts, history buffs or those who would like to learn more about this fascinating form of transport that is so often taken for granted.
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Author: Peter Saxton
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Product ID: 9781782437680
 
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The Frustrated Commuters Companion

The Frustrated Commuters Companion


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Description: Commuting is hell -- this is your survival guide Delays, price rises, leaves on the line, rail replacement bus services, snowflakes, sunshine, rain, the list of excuses is endless. Forget enjoyment, commuting is about survival. This is your guide to getting to work and back again with your sanity intact. Packed with quizzes (what kind of commuter are you?), trivia (the dirtiest seats on the Underground), tips and techniques (seat etiquette, armpit dodging), a commuter's lexicon ( Comfort paradox, Seat remorse), complaint letter templates and more, this is everything you need to channel your fury and make the best of the journey to work. This book is a call to arms and a sign of solidarity amongst commuters. Whenever you see a fellow traveller with a copy, give them the secret sign of the commuter: ignore them completely. But inside you both will know that you are part of a silent army. We are commuters. We are coming. But we will probably be at least half an hour late.
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Author: Jonathan Swan
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British Railway Tickets

British Railway Tickets


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Description: In 1838 Thomas Edmondson, an employee of the fledgling Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, revolutionized the ticket issuing process in Britain and left an enduring legacy: the Edmondson ticket. Purchased as proof of the contract between passenger and railway company, the ticket was a receipt, travel pass and an ephemeral record of almost every train journey ever taken in the British Isles, reflecting the nostalgia of the railways and a period of history when the movement of millions of people brought together England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The railways printed millions of tickets for every conceivable journey and category of passenger. Most were destroyed after use, but remarkably many survive, in the care of libraries, museums and collectors, and form the basis of a fascinating hobby.
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Author: Jan Dobrzynski
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Railway Preservation In Britain

Railway Preservation In Britain


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Description: Sixty years after a disparate group of railway enthusiasts came together in a remote corner of rural Wales to run a train service - a true story that inspired the Ealing comedy The Titfield Thunderbolt - 'heritage railways' are a serious matter. Bob Gwynne tells the story of this phenomenon and looks at the range of challenges that have been overcome to create the vibrant world of the Heritage railway that we enjoy today.
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Author: Bob Gwynne
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Product ID: 9780747810414
 
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Know Your Trains

Know Your Trains


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Description: These 44 models of train have been chosen to represent well-loved contemporary machines as well as a few unusual examples. Each machine has been photographed in the UK where most of them can be see working today. Accompanying each picture is a concise, informative text which gives details of the history, manufacture and engine specifications. This pocket-sized paperback is idea for a young or new enthusiast or simply the casually interested.
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Author: James Race
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The Trains Now Departed

The Trains Now Departed


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Description: SOMETIMES you come across a lofty railway viaduct, marooned in the middle of a remote country landscape. Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks, or explore an old tunnel leading to...well, who knows where? Listen hard. Is that the wind in the undergrowth? Or the spectre of a train from a golden era of the past panting up the embankment? These are the ghosts of The Trains Now Departed. They are the railway lines, and services that ran on them that have disappeared and gone forever. Our lost legacy includes lines prematurely axed, often with a gripping and colourful tale of their own, as well as marvels of locomotive engineering sent to the scrapyard, and grand termini felled by the wrecker's ball. Then there are the lost delights of train travel, such as haute cuisine in the dining car, the grand expresses with their evocative names, and continental boat trains to romantic far-off places. The Trains Now Departed tells the stories of some of the most fascinating lost trains of Britain, vividly evoking the glories of a bygone age. In his personal odyssey around Britain Michael Williams tells the tales of the pioneers who built the tracks, the yarns of the men and women who operated them and the colourful trains that ran on them. It is a journey into the soul of our railways, summoning up a magic which, although mired in time, is fortunately not lost for ever. THIS EDITION REVISED AND UPDATED TO INCLUDE MAPS.
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Author: Michael Williams
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What The Railways Did For Us

What The Railways Did For Us


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Description: It is hard, from a distance of nearly two centuries, to imagine the impact the coming of the railways must have had at the start of the nineteenth century. Their physical impact was dramatic enough - great mechanical horses, breathing fire and smoke and drawing impossibly heavy trains at unimaginable speeds, across a landscape transformed by the embankments and cuttings, viaducts and tunnels their passage demanded. However, they would also transform the way war was conducted and peace was maintained; prove to be one of the drivers of the dramatic industrial growth of the nineteenth century; create opportunities for many to become enormously wealthy, but impoverish many more, who invested unwisely; cause the state to think again about the policy of laissez-faire that was its default position; transform our leisure; radically re-shape our towns and cities and change our very notions of time and how we measured it. In this book, Stuart Hylton looks at the changes wrought in the British Isles during the first century of the railway age and answers the question, what did the railways do for us?
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Author: Stuart Hylton
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The Sixties Railway

The Sixties Railway


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Description: The 1960s saw great change in British society, which was moving ever further from the deference that had been ebbing since the Great War and ever faster towards the 'white heat' of new technology. For British Railways, the move to modernise had begun the previous decade, though it soon became clear that it would have to rationalise its network if it was to hold its own in the face of growing competition from road and air transport. With the line closures, came new uniforms, new liveries and a last breath of steam, as Doctor Beeching and his successors strove to break even and build a new business from the old. Greg Morse takes us through this turbulent ten-year period, which started with financial uncertainty and ended with BR poised to launch the fastest diesel-powered train in the world. A portrait of a railway network that became beloved of the last generations lucky enough to experience mainline steam, this book is both fascinating history, and nostalgic journey.
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Express Trains

Express Trains


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Description: The most glamorous services run by railway companies were the high speed expresses. Often named, these premier trains were the fastest and most luxurious services offered by railways and generated much publicity especially in the 1930's when such trains also regularly broke speed records. By far the most famous express services were the trains whose names still resonate with the public today: the ' Flying Scotsman', the ' Royal Scot', the ' Cornish Riviera Limited' and the ' Atlantic Coast Express'. These and luxurious ' Pullman' services featured the newest and fastest locomotives and the most up to date and comfortable rolling stock. In addition to the named trains, the ' Big Four' railways and later British Railways operated many other un-named express services across the network, all run at high speed linking London and major towns and cities as well as well known holiday destinations around the coast. There were also more specialised express services run by railways that were an important part of the timetable. These included Boat Trains linking ocean terminals and the capital, overnight sleeper and fast mail trains. Less well known were express goods trains developed by railways in the 1920's and 1930's that carried perishable freight. Always at the vanguard of technological development, railways introduced innovations that helped express train speeds and journey times - apart of course from the best locomotives, these developments included water troughs, and slip coaches, making a journey on an express in the golden age of steam an experience not to be missed for the well-heeled traveller.
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Author: Tim Bryan
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Traction Engines

Traction Engines


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Description: The first self-propelled agricultural steam locomotives were built around the middle of the nineteenth century, and with their great pulling power and ability to provide power for other equipment, they revolutionised both road haulage and agriculture, until the introduction of the internal combustion engine after the First World War saw their popularity rapidly decline. Great makers like Burrell and Garrett from East Anglia, Taskers and Wallis & Stevens from Hampshire, Marshalls and Foster from Lincolnshire, and Fowlers and Mc Laren from Leeds filled Britain (and much of the rest of the world) with their engines, operating ploughing equipment and providing power for threshing machines on farms, hauling heavy loads on the road, and generating electricity to power all the latest attractions at the fairground. They ranged in size from the small 3nhp road locomotives like Taskers' Little Giant, up to giant Fowler ploughing engines of 22nhp and the grandest Burrell 10nhp showmans engine, resplendent in gold-lined paintwork and twisted brass canopy supports. The period of the traction engine's ascendency was relatively short, but they have left an indelible mark, with enthusiasts up and down the country having saved hundreds of machines from the scrapmen to entertain us every weekend at steam fairs and other vintage events.
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Author: Anthony Coulls
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Railway Stations

Railway Stations


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Description: From the architecturally significant to the most austere, railway stations of all shapes and sizes were one of the most prominent features of life in towns and villages all over Britain until post war modernisation and closures swept many away. The development of the station began in the 1830s, as railways themselves were in their infancy, and it took some years for individual railways and their engineers to evolve a distinct style, perfected by the end of the nineteenth century. The largest and most imposing stations were situated in large towns and cities, and most impressive of all were the London termini: terminals like Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Paddington and Waterloo handled and (still handle) millions of long distance and commuter travellers every year. Elsewhere, larger provincial towns and cities like Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow often had more than one important station handling express, cross-country and suburban traffic. Away from urban areas, the country station, especially those on branch lines, was an important part of rural life providing a vital link for the movement of both goods and passengers to and from the country. The station was more than a grand or imposing facade; within its precincts there were all manner of facilities provided by the railway for its passengers - waiting rooms, bookstalls, refreshment rooms, luggage and lavatories. Close by, in all but the largest stations were goods depots built to undertake the rather less glamorous and often more profitable job of handling freight.
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British Diesel Locomotives Of The 1950s And 60s

British Diesel Locomotives Of The 1950s And 60s


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Description: After the Second World War, the drive for the modernisation of Britain's railways ushered in a new breed of locomotive: the Diesel. Diesel-powered trains had been around for some time, but faced with a coal crisis and the Clean Air Act in the 1950s, it was seen as a part of the solution for British Rail. This beautifully illustrated book, written by an expert on rail history, charts the rise and decline of Britain's diesel-powered locomotives. It covers a period of great change and experimentation, where the iconic steam engines that had dominated for a century were replaced by a series of modern diesels including the ill-fated ' Westerns' and the more successful ' Deltics'.
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Author: Greg Morse
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Railway Architecture

Railway Architecture


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Description: The great arched train sheds of Victorian Britain are often seen as the nineteenth-century equivalent of medieval cathedrals: once specific railway buildings became necessary around 1830 British architects seized the opportunity with both hands, designing some of the great buildings of their age. However, these grand buildings are only part of the story - not only was the country peppered with humbler individually styled station buildings, but also with bridges, signal boxes, engine sheds and other structures specific to the railways. In this illustrated introduction, Bill Fawcett tells the story of railway architecture from the age of George Stephenson to modern times, including such influential architects as Sir George Gilbert Scott and Charles Holden.
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Author: Bill Fawcett
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The Railwaymans Pocket Book

The Railwaymans Pocket Book


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Description: This fascinating pocket book draws on numerous primary sources from the early days of the rail network through to the Big Four, British Railways and beyond to present a unique guide to the knowledge and skills required for locomotive drivers, engineers and firemen. Beginning with an introduction to steam from about 1890, the book outlines the rules of the rail network, locomotive management from driving to servicing, potential accidents, and the camaraderie of an engine driver's life along with a wealth of practical advice and conditions of service for the men on the footplate. The Railwayman's Pocket Book offers a unique insight into the age of steam that will appeal to all railway enthusiasts.
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Author: RHN Hardy
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Product ID: 9781844861354
 
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London Undergrounds Strangest Tales

London Undergrounds Strangest Tales


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Description: Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of London's Underground, or as it is affectionately referred to, the Tube. Though this isn't the usual side of the Tube the tourists, travellers and residents see. ( Though, of course, they do see a great deal of strangeness in their daily commutes!). This is the real Underground, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of what happens hundreds of metres below millions of London legs - from its peculiar past through to its paranormal present and looking forward to its fascinating future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to London's globally envied, and much loved, public transport system. Located deep beneath the heart of Greater London, the Underground is awash with more strangeness than you can shake your pre-paid Oyster card at. In 2013 the whole city will be celebrating the Underground's 150th birthday - the oldest underground in the world. So, pack up your old kit bag and travel stop-by-stop with us on this strange and fantastic journey along the Northern, Picadilly, Metropolitan, Jubilee, Hammersmith and City and District Line ...and explore the Underground as you've never seen it before. London Underground's Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the humorous, the odd and the baffling - an alternative travel guide to the Underground's best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned. Word Count: 35,000
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Author: Iain Spragg
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Tiny Stations

Tiny Stations


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Description: An eccentric look at lost Britain through its railway request stops. Perhaps the oddest quirk of Britain's railway network is also one of its least well known: around 150 of the nation's stations are request stops. Take an unassuming station like Shippea Hill in Cambridgeshire - the scene of a fatal accident involving thousands of carrots. Or Talsarnau in Wales, which experienced a tsunami. Tiny Stations is the story of the author's journey from the far west of Cornwall to the far north of Scotland, visiting around 40 of the most interesting of these little used and ill-regarded stations. Often a pen-stroke away from closure - kept alive by political expediency, labyrinthine bureaucracy or sheer whimsy - these half-abandoned stops afford a fascinating glimpse of a Britain that has all but disappeared from view. There are stations built to serve once thriving industries - copper mines, smelting works, cotton mills, and china clay quarries where the first trains were pulled by horses; stations erected for the sole convenience of stately home and castle owners through whose land the new iron road cut an unwelcome swathe; stations created for Victorian day-tripping attractions; a station built for a cavalry barracks whose last horse has long since bolted; and many more. Dixe Wills will leave you in no doubt that there's more to tiny stations than you might think.
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Author: Dixe Wills
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Terror In The Tunnels

Terror In The Tunnels


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Description: The exciting early days of the railways were tempered with danger, as the Victorian concept of health and safety was rather different to ours. Going 'into the dark' was a frightening experience and tunneling under the ground and under water was a death-defying activity in nineteenth-century Britain - many workers and travellers paid the ultimate price. Flooding, collapses and explosions, as well as malodorous air and illness, were just some of the challenges workers faced in order to make tunnels passable. Even once the tunnels had been completed, accidents were still frequent, whether collisions, derailments or fires. In this fascinating history, Rosa Matheson explores the grim past of Britain's well-known and lesser-known railway tunnel disasters, and how their 'terror' led to a safer future.
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Author: Rosa Matheson
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The Flying Scotsman Story

The Flying Scotsman Story


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Description: Few locomotives are as widely known or excite so much interest as Flying Scotsman. Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley in 1923, the locomotive became a flagship for the LNER and represented them at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924 and 1925. Thus began Flying Scotsman's fame, which only continued as the locomotive broke records, becoming the first to exceed 100mph in 1934 and taking the longest journey of any steam locomotive in 1988-89. Passing through such hands as Alan Pegler's and Pete Waterman's after her retirement from British Railways, Flying Scotsman is now in public hands for restoration. Here James S. Baldwin uses his expert knowledge and unrivalled collection of images to highlight the illustrious career of this world-famous locomotive.
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Author: James S. Baldwin
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Product ID: 9780752494524
 
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The Railway Experience

The Railway Experience


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Description: Britain is a country in love with its railway past. Nowhere else do the workhorses of the age of steam exert such a strong pull on us; in no other country is the nostalgia for the days when the railways extended to every corner of the kingdom so strong. Paul Atterbury - famous for chronicling our island railway story, and for jogging the happiest of memories with his careful curations of image, object and fact - here presents a superb set of photographs describing in pictures daily life on the railways in the twentieth century. With a strong emphasis on the steam age, Paul's photographs show the everyday life of the railway, from passenger and goods trains, to stations and staff, and the annual excitement of the seaside holiday.
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Author: Paul Atterbury
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