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Britain s Lost Railways

Author: John Minnis
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The beautifully restored St Pancras Station is a magisterial example of Britain’s finest Victorian architecture. Like the viaducts at Belah and Crumlin, cathedral-like stations such as Nottingham Victoria and spectacular railway hotels like Glasgow St Enoch's, it stands proud as testament to Britain's architectural heritage. In this stunning book, John Minnis reveals Britain's finest railway architecture. From the most cavernous engine sheds, like Old Oak Common, through the eccentric country halts on the Tollesbury line and the gantries of the Liverpool Overhead Railway, to the soaring viaducts of Belah and Cumlin, Britain’s Lost Railways offers a sweeping celebration of our railway heritage. The selection of images and the removable facsimile memorabilia, including tickets, posters, timetables and maps, allows the reader to step into that past, serving as a testimony to an age of ingenuity and ambition when the pride we invested in our railways was reflected in the grandeur of the architecture we built for them.


Collins Britain s Lost Railways

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Exploring Britain s Lost Railways gives the historical background to over 50 lost railway lines, along with descriptions of the route today for walking and cycling."


Discovering Britain s Lost Railways

Author: Paul Atterbury
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Written by best-selling railway author Paul Atterbury, this updated second edition explores the closed lines of Britain's vanished railway heritage. Paul has uncovered the most interesting of these lines, retraced their routes, explored their relics, and looked back with nostalgia to the days when the railway was an essential part of country life. The text is accompanied by high-quality black and white photographs taken in the heyday of these lines, along with specially commissioned color photography of what remains today. There are also detailed route maps and information panels on recognized footpaths, cycleways, and nearby attractions of interest to railway enthusiasts.


Dr Beeching s Axe 50 Years On

Author: Julian Holland
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Julian Holland's Dr Beeching's Axe 50 Years On is a unique memorial to all that was lost following the publication of the ‘Beeching Report’ on 27 March 1963. Uniquely, the author has tried to include every railway line that was closed as a result of the ‘Beeching Report’, and more. They are all shown on Map 9 in Part 2 of the ‘Report’ and have been annotated for clarity at the beginning of each regional chapter in the book. Needless to say it is not plain sailing: there are lines that were marked for closure on the maps but were closed before publication of the ‘Report’; there are lines that were not originally on Beeching’s original hit list but which were closed anyway; there are lines that were originally marked down for closure but which were fortunately reprieved. There are even one or two which seem to have not existed at all! The author has included them all.


Lost Lines

Author: Muriel Vivienne Searle
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Railway Gift Book Set

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Two popular railway books by bestselling author Julian Holland. Exploring Britain's Lost Railways gives the historical background to over 50 lost railway lines, along with descriptions of the route today. Railway Day Trips covers 150 classic train journeys around Britain. Exploring Britain's Lost Railways is an essential armchair companion for every railway enthusiast and outdoor adventurer. Follow the routes of over 50 long-closed railways across some of our most beautiful countryside and discover the lost railways of Britain. Railway Day Trips is perfect for both casual and seasoned rail travellers. Plan adventures, follow the changing landscape through the train window and discover fascinating destinations. Each journey incorporates a location map, route diagram and descriptive text on its history and geography, plus some of the highlights awaiting you at each destination. High-quality photographs illustrate every route throughout the book.


The Times Britain s Hidden Railways

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Follow the routes of 50 long-closed and derelict railways across some of our most beautiful countryside and discover the hidden railways of Britain. Each route is highlighted on historical Bartholomew mapping, showing which parts can still be followed today. The carefully researched text is accompanied by historical photographs showing each line in operation prior to its closure, as well as specially commissioned images from the present day. Routes include: - Yatton to Wells - Strawberry Line - Crab & Winkle Line - Canterbury to Whitstable - Jersey railway - St Helier to La Corbiere - Mawddach Trail - Barmouth to Dolgellau - South Tyne Trail - Alston to Haltwhistle - Dava Way - Forres to Grantown-on-Spey


Lost Railway Walks

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More than 100 walks across the length and breadth of Britain's lost railway lines. Each walk includes a short history of the railway before it closed, a description of what can be seen along it today, practical details such as car parking, access by public transport, a detailed route map and historical and modern day photographs. 4,500 miles of railway and 2,000 stations were closed between 1963 and the mid-1970s. While many of these still remain hidden away in the undergrowth or have been lost to road improvements and urban or industrial development, a growing number continue to be slowly reopened both as recreational footpaths and cycleways and as wildlife corridors. Some of our lost railways have also been incorporated into long distance paths, while they all form wildlife corridors in which butterflies, birds, small mammals and wild flowers flourish. They all provide a perfect setting to enjoy a day's walk in the countryside. This extended second edition with 8 new routes including Canterbury to Whitstable, Witham to Maldon, Great Malvern to Ashchurch, Jarrow to Tanfield.


Britain s 100 Best Railway Stations

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The perfect new gift from the bestselling author of Britain's 1000 Best Churches It is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meeting, greeting and parting. It is an institution with its own rituals and priests, and a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture. And yet so little do we look at the railway station. Simon Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth of Great Britain, from Waterloo to Wemyss Bay, Betws-y-Coed to Beverley, to select his hundred best. Blending his usual insight and authority with his personal reflections and experiences - including his founding the Railway Heritage Trust - the foremost expert on our national heritage deftly reveals the history, geography, design and significance of each of these glories. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of our social history shows the station's role in the national imagination; champions the engineers, architects and rival companies that made them possible; and tells the story behind the triumphs and follies of these very British creations. These are the marvellous, often undersung places that link our nation, celebrated like never before.


Paul Atterbury s Lost Railway Journeys

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"During the 1960s and 1970s Britain was devastated by railway closures and many parts of the country were left without any kjind of railway service. The timetables of the 1950s and early 1960s are therefore filled with journeys which are now either impracticable or impossible, and the landscape of Britain is scattered with the remains of abandoned railways. [This book] is not just about closed lines, it is about memory, nostalgia and imagination. Walking old railways is now a national [pastime], while many miles of lost lines have also been saved as preserved or heritage railways. ..."--Back cover.


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