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On the Slow Train Again

On the Slow Train Again

Author: Michael Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409051244

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the 'train to the end of the world' running for more than four splendid hours through lake, loch and moorland from Inverness to Wick, the most northerly town in Britain. He discovers a perfect country branch line in London's commuterland, and travels on one of the slowest services in the land along the shores of the lovely Dovey estuary to the far west of Wales. He takes the stopping train across the Pennines on a line with so few services that its glorious scenery is a secret known only to the regulars. Here, too, is the Bittern Line in Norfolk and the Tarka Line in North Devon as well as the little branch line to the fishing port of Looe in Cornwall, rescued from closure in the 1960s and now celebrating its 150th anniversary taking families on holiday to the seaside. From the most luxurious and historic - aboard the Orient Express - to the most futuristic - on the driverless trains of London's Docklands Light Railway - here is a unique travel companion celebrating the treasures of our railway heritage from one of Britain's most knowledgeable railway writers.

The Oxford Companion to British Railway History from 1603 to the 1990s

The Oxford Companion to British Railway History from 1603 to the 1990s

Author: Professor Emeritus of History Jack Simmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UOM:39015040629613

Category: Transportation

Page: 616

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This is the first encyclopedia to chart the progress of Britain's railway development. It begins with primitive 17th-century wagonways, fully considers the eras of horse, steam, diesel, and electric traction, and then charts the change from private to public ownership. Finally, it describes in detail the privatizations of the late 1990s. Over six hundred entries by eighty-eight expert contributors provide a comprehensive and unique reference to all aspects of railways.

National Railway Museum Diary

National Railway Museum Diary

Author: Frances Lincoln Ltd


ISBN: 0711223483


Page: 112

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The National Railway Museum in York is the largest of its kind in the worldnd home to a wide range of railway icons - from the world's fastest steamngine to a lock of Robert Stephenson's hair - and a vast collection ofocomotives and engines. The museum also has an exceptional collection ofbout 8,000 historic railway posters designed to be displayed in waitingooms, booking offices and on railway platforms. Many of the posters wereommissioned from well-known contemporary artists and their vibrant, boldesigns still appear fresh and modern to this day. The National Railwayuseum Diary 2005 includes a selection of posters which celebrates travelrom the UK to the continent of Europe in the golden age of rail travel.hown on weekly spreads, images of steam trains and boats, and of mountains,astles and lakes, cafes and churches, towns and cities in Denmark, Germany,olland, Italy, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and Norway -olourfully evoke a bygone era in this beautiful diary for 2005. Each weekas a full-page colour illustration and the diary includes national and