This essential guide not only describes their origins and ways of working, but opens up a world of discovery in a little-documented part of Britain's transport history.
Author: Mark Jones
Publisher: History PressLtd
Discovering Britain's First Railways is devoted to the history, rediscovery and exploration of Britain's first railways, examining its network of over 1,500 miles of horse-drawn tramroads and waggonways. This essential guide not only describes their origins and ways of working, but opens up a world of discovery in a little-documented part of Britain's transport history. Tramways across the Britain, from Cornwall to Scotland, are documented and their remains detailed in a lively and informative style, making this an ideal reference book for social historians and railway enthusiasts as well as an invaluable walking guide with routes and maps around the country. Unlike a lot of former British Railways branch lines, many of these routes are now public rights of way enabling walkers and often cyclists to explore some spectacular and hitherto little-known countryside on a safe and level path.
Follow the development, decline and later revival of Britain s iconic railways with bestselling railway author Julian Holland.
Author: Julian Holland
Publisher: Times Books
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
Sharing Victoria Dock with the frigate Unicorn is Captain Scott's Royal Research
Ship Discovery . Built in Dundee , Britain's first scientific research vessel set sail
on her voyage to the Antarctic in 1901. Discovery will move in 1991 to become ...
Author: George Ferguson
In addition to the complete updating of schedules and prices, this edition emphasizes Britain's ongoing renovations to its aging stations. Travel from London promises to be more enjoyable as a result of these efforts to increase travel comfort. Riding the rails will be more fun with this guide.--Los Angeles Times. 60 photographs; 4 maps.
164 SCOTLAND Rail Travel in Scotland What better way to visit a country famous
for its hospitality , scenery , and history than by train ? First ScotRail provides a
variety of ways to discover Scotland . It operates 2 , 000 daily departures to 354 ...
Author: LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski
For twenty-six years, Britain by BritRail has been the best-selling and most respected rail guide to the British train system. This time-tested book provides the most up-to-date information on fares, schedules, and pass options. It is also filled with tips 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 medievel city of York to Dover and its famous cliffs. Readers will become their own tour guides and set their own paces with this book in hand. It is the perfect traveling companion for unhurried, comfortable, and scenic train travel in Britain.