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Steam Trains Today: Journeys Along Britain's Heritage Railways
 

Steam Trains Today: Journeys Along Britain's Heritage Railways (Hardback, Main)

By Martin, Andrew

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    2 Jul 21

After the Beeching cuts of the 1960s, many railways were 'rationalised' and gradually shut down. Rural communities were isolated without ready access to the main lines and steam trains slowly gave way to diesel and electric traction. But some people were not prepared to let the r...omance 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, Preserved Railways is a wonderful journey across Britain from Aviemore to Epping.
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ISBN 9781788161442
Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781788161442
Stock Release date is 2 July 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 2 Jul 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Martin, Andrew
Category Museums & Museology
British & Irish History
Trains & Railways: General Interest
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 385.3610941
Weight 529g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Steam locomotives - History - 20th century - Great Britain, Steam locomotives - History - 21st century - Great Britain, Railroads - History - 20th century - Great Britain, Railroads - History - 21st century - Great Britain
NBS Text Trains & Railways: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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