More Amazing and Extraordinary Railway Facts
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|Format:||Hardback, 128 pages|
|Other Information: ||100 b+w illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 29 October 2010|
"More Amazing and Extraordinary Railway Facts" is another fascinating miscellany that will delight railway buffs everywhere. It has more fun and interesting trivia for the railway buff from the famous steam trains of the Great Western Railway and celebrated British locomotive builders to Victorian navvies and the 'second' Beeching Report. Brief accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. The author's love of the railways and wealth of knowledge shines through, with all the numbers, statistics, timetables and railway locations that will appeal to the real railway enthusiast.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Famous Trains; Railways That Never Were; Sleeper Trains; Ghosts Stations; The Second Beeching Report; Railway Navvies; The Night Mail; Bogus Injury Claims; Uphill Climbs; Know Your Bell Code; The Locomotive Builders; Walks on Disused Railways; and many more...
About the Author
Julian Holland has always had a passion for British railways and has documented his many journeys around Britain during the final years of steam. He has worked in the publishing industry for the last 39 years, coupling his work with his passion on many occasions, for titles such as Along Lost Lines, Tickets Please! and Amazing and Extraordinary Railway Facts.
|Publisher: ||David & Charles|
|Dimensions: ||17.0 x 13.0 centimeters (0.24 kg)|