The Railways: Nation, Network and People

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Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network also exerts a fascination all its own. From the classical grandeur of Newcastle station to the ceaseless traffic of Clapham Junction, from the mysteries of Brunel's atmospheric railway to the lost routines of the great marshalling yards, Simon Bradley explores the world of Britain's railways, the evolution of the trains, and the changing experiences of passengers and workers. The Victorians' private compartments, railway rugs and footwarmers have made way for air-conditioned carriages with airline-type seating, but the railways remain a giant and diverse anthology of structures from every period, and parts of the system are the oldest in the world. Product Information: ISBN: 9781846682131 Format: Paperback Author: Simon Bradley Publisher: Profile Pages: 645 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 5cm

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An extraordinary social history of Britain's rail networks and its people, that will appeal to railway enthusiasts, commuters and everyone else who travels by train

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