The Times All Aboard!: Remembering Britain’s Railways

by Julian Holland, Times Books

On Sale: 11/09/2021

The Times All Aboard!: Remembering Britain’s Railways

by Julian Holland, Times Books

On Sale: 11/09/2021

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About the Book

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008467951
  • ISBN 10: 0008467951
  • Imprint: Times Books
  • On Sale: 11/09/2021
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:59.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : TRANSPORTATION / Railroads / History
  • BISAC2 : TRAVEL / Europe / Great Britain
  • BISAC3 : TRAVEL / Reference
  • BISAC4 : REFERENCE / Atlases, Gazetteers & Maps (see also TRAVEL / Maps & Road Atlases)
  • BISAC5 : HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain

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