The Times: All Aboard!: Remembering Britain's Railways

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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.

Product Details

Price
£30.00  £27.90
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9780008467951

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