Bradshaw's Railway Handbook: Tours in North and South Wales (Plus Western and Southwestern England and Parts of Ireland) Volume 2

Bradshaw's Railway Handbook: Tours in North and South Wales (Plus Western and Southwestern England and Parts of Ireland) Volume 2

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By (author) George Bradshaw

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  • Publisher: Conway
  • Format: Electronic book text | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 192mm
  • Publication date: 22 June 2017
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844861589
  • ISBN 13: 9781844861583
  • Illustrations note: 40 black and white line engravings
  • Sales rank: 1,915,368

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'Hard to put down ...truthful and opinionated, often funny but never predictable ...the finest travelling companion.' - Michael Portillo on Bradshaw A superb guide to Britain's villages, towns and connecting railways, dating from 1866. Unavailable for many years and much sought after, this classic guide book is now faithfully reissued for a new generation. Bradshaw's Railway Handbook was originally published in 1866 under the title Bradshaw's Handbook for Tourists in Great Britain and Ireland. It appeared in four volumes as a comprehensive handbook for domestic tourists, offering a detailed view of English life in the Victorian age. Now available to a new generation of readers, it will appeal to railway, steam and transport enthusiasts, local historians, and anyone with an interest in British heritage, the Victorian period, or the nation's industrial past.

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George Bradshaw (1801-1853) was an English cartographer, printer and publisher. He is most famous for developing a series of railway timetables and guides. The books became synonymous with its publisher so that, for Victorians and Edwardians alike, a railway timetable was 'a Bradshaw'. After his death Punch magazine said of Bradshaw's labours: 'seldom has the gigantic intellect of man been employed upon a work of greater utility.'