Steam Trains Today

Journeys Along Britain's Heritage Railways
Andrew Martin

Description

In the 1960s, many regional railways in Britain were rationalised and gradually shut down and steam trains slowly gave way to diesel and electric traction. But some people were not prepared to let the romance of train travel die. Thanks to their efforts, many of these lines passed into community ownership and are now booming with new armies of dedicated volunteers.

Andrew Martin goes out to meet these enthusiasts and find out just what it is about preserved railways which makes people so devoted. From the inspiration for Thomas the Tank Engine to John Betjeman's battle against encroaching modernity, Steam Trains Today is a wonderful journey across Britain from Aviemore to Epping.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    384
  • Size
    215 x 135mm
  • Publisher
    Profile
  • ISBN
    9781788161442
Status
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Stock Code
210583
Our Price
$34.99