Introduction; 1. At the Station - architecture, waiting rooms, shops, ticket inspectors...; 2. Travelling by Train - seats, carriages, buffet, views, etiquette...; 3. The Railway Network - tunnels, bridges, glamorous expresses...; 4. The Railway Companies - GWR, LMS, Southern, LNER...; 5. The Railways in Wartime - troop transport, bombing of stations, evacuees...; 6. British Rail - politics, standardisation, Beeching cuts, logos and repaints...; 7. The Railwaymen: on the trains - firemen, guards, drivers...; 8. The Railwaymen: off the trains - career paths, signalmen, welfare clubs...; 9. Holidays by Rail - boat trains to europe, sleepers, island railways...; Chronology; Index.
Tom Quinn is author of several books on a variety of subjects including railways, fishing, antique collecting and walking, and has written the top-selling Tales of the Old Railwaymen for D&C. He is former editor of The Countryman, current editor of Country Landowner magazine, and also contributes to The Times.