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The Times Britain S Scenic Railways

Author : Julian Holland
ISBN : 0007478798
Genre : Transportation
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Detailed text on history, geography and present-day operations, is complemented by stunning Bartholomew historical mapping and a selection of high-quality photographs. These are supported by railway memorabilia and extracts from gradient profiles and track diagrams to illustrate the passage of the railway through the diverse landscapes of Britain.In addition to the selected routes on the main rail network, the best of the standard gauge heritage railways, narrow gauge and miniature lines are also featured.Lines featured include:,*The route of the classic Cornish Riviera Express, along the coast and across steep-sided river valleys to Penzance.,*The unique landscape of Romney Marsh and its eccentric seaside bungalows, served by the miniature express trains of the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway.,*Two classic narrow-gauge lines through stunning North Wales mountain country - the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways,*Across and through the Pennines by the Settle & Carlisle line, the last main line railway in England constructed almost entirely by hand.,*The West Highland Railway from Glasgow, by romantic Loch Lomond and lonely Rannoch Moor, to the foothills of Ben Nevis at Fort William.A unique insight into the most scenic journeys in England, Scotland and Wales, Britain's Scenic Railways fills a longstanding gap in the portrayal of our rail network. It is the ideal armchair guide to the very best of British rail travel.

Black S Picturesque Guide To The English Lakes

Author : Adam and Charles Black (Firm)
ISBN : PRNC:32101038161046
Genre : Lake District (England)
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Black S Picturesque Tourist Of Ireland

Author : Adam and Charles Black (Firm)
ISBN : COLUMBIA:0067059155
Genre : Ireland
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The Railway News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105026244074
Genre : Finance
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The Railway Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015047952752
Genre : Railroads
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Beeton S British Gazetteer

Author : Samuel Orchart Beeton
ISBN : OXFORD:590067913
Genre : British Isles
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Beeton S British Gazetteer A Topographical And Historical Guide To The United Kingdom With The Correct Pronunciation Of The Name Of Every Place

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Railway Renaissance

Author : Gareth David
ISBN : 9781473862029
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When a 35 mile stretch of the former Waverley route from Edinburgh to Carlisle reopened on 6 September 2015, it became the most significant reopening of any UK railway since the infamous Beeching Report ,'The reshaping of British Railways', was published in March 1963.In his report, Dr Riochard Beeching recommended sweeping closures of lines across the UK to improve the financial performance of British railways, which led to wholesale closures over the following decade and a reduction in the UK rail network from 18,000 miles in 1963, to some 11,000 miles a decade later.But since that low point was reached in the early 1970s a revolution has been taking place. Passenger traffic on the railways is now at its highest level since the 1940s and from Alloa to Aberdare, as well as from Mansfield to Maesteg, closed lines have reopened and the tide of Beeching closures has been gradually rolled back. Scores of stations have been reopened and on many of the newly revived lines, passenger traffic is far exceeding the forecasts used to support their reopening.In this comprehensive survey of new and reopened railways and stations across England, Scotland and Wales, Gareth David asks what it tells us about Dr Beeching's report, looking at how lines that were earmarked for closure in that report, but escaped the axe, have fared and reviews the host of further routes, which are either set to be reopened or are the focus of reopening campaigns.

The British Isles

Author : Frederick Mort
ISBN : 9781107632813
Genre : Science
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Originally published in 1914 as a guide for students preparing for university, this book examines the geographical features of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The text is accompanied with diagrams and photographs of points of interest, both naturally occurring and of human design. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in geography or the history of education.

Britain By Britrail 2012 13

Author : Laverne Ferguson-Kosinski
ISBN : 9780762776177
Genre : Travel
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Britain by BritRail––the best-selling and most respected rail guide to the British train system––is back with this revised and updated new edition. This time-tested book provides all the information you need on fares, schedules, and pass options. It is also packed with travel tips, including information on keeping costs down, traveling light, conquering jet lag, and exchanging currency. Learn how to use London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Cardiff as base cities for more than forty rail trips and day excursions to outlying areas and points of interest in England, Scotland, and Wales, from the medieval city of York to Dover and its famous cliffs.

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