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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.

Railway Journeys in Art Volume 9

Railway Journeys in Art Volume 9

Author: Richard Furness

Publisher: Poster to Poster Series

ISBN: 0857161695

Category: America

Page: 0

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A definitive collection of railway posters showcasing the history of poster development during the past 120 years. Written in association with Swann Galleries in New York, we take a journey across the United States from the Eastern Seaboard to the Pacific Coast. The result is a stunning artistic guide to American destinations and their railway poster heritage.

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: Jack Simmons


ISBN: UOM:39015040629613

Category: History

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.