Yesterday's Railways: Recollections Of An Age Of Steam And The Golden Age Of Railways (Trains)

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Britons have always viewed their railway system with a mixture of affection, amusement and exasperation. Yet there were also periods in the twentieth century when Britain's railways were a source of pride and excitement. Many still recall when the train was their principal means of travel, whether to school or work, to visit friends and relatives, or to go on holiday. And it wasn't just people tha...

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: David & Charles (November 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0715313878
ISBN-13: 978-0715313879
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 11.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 5313955
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu ebook

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rain: the food that fed them, the bricks that built their homes, the coal that heated them, were all carried by train.This book celebrates this time when a train journey remained an adventure, and when the steam locomotives that made the journey possible were a source of awe and fascination. Those journeys are recalled in Yesterday's Railways, alongside the eventful journey made by all of Britain's railways from the ground-breaking years of the 1900s to the day in August 1968 that the fires were put out for the last time.