The Times History of Britain's Railways: From 1603 to the Present Day (Hardcover)

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Follow the development, decline, and later revival of Britain’s iconic railways with bestselling railway author Julian Holland. Discover their remarkable history through expert commentary, stunning photographs, and archive material from a lifetime of railway research. The iconic railways of Britain have seen unprecedented change and innovation in just a few hundred years, shaping Britain’s industry, society, and transport system along the way. Discover the historic events that have shaped Britain’s railways.

Highlights include:
• 1604: The beginnings of the railways—Wollaton Waggonway opens in Nottinghamshire
• 1830: Britain becomes connected—the world’s first inter-city railway, the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, opens
• 1938: A world leader in train travel—the LNER ‘A4’ ‘Mallard’ sets a still unbroken world speed record for steam locomotives
• 1963: ‘Beeching Report’ published—marked the death sentence for many rural lines
• 2015: Borders Railway reopens between Edinburgh and Tweedbank—marks a modern-day revival for the railways

About the Author

Julian Holland is a writer and photographer on many railway books, including the highly acclaimed and award winning The Times Mapping the Railways, Exploring Britain’s Lost Railways, and Great Railway Journeys of the World.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780008135348
ISBN-10: 0008135347
Publisher: Times Books UK
Publication Date: January 1st, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English