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    DescriptionOver the years railways have seen a diverse mix of traffic and many unusual events have occurred. There have been special services for Glastonbury festival goers, consignments as varied as boilers and bees, rural branches like the 'Crab & Winkle' and the 'Strawberry Line', trains to carry corpses, circus trains, a railway with a lifeboat, zig-zag routes, and unusual commercial enterprises such as excursions to watch prize fighters, typing services on city-to-city expresses and cinema coaches. This lovingly compiled collection of titbit's captures the fascination and variety of railways with over 250 accounts garnered from the press, friends and colleagues and from the author's own experience of dramatic, intriguing and sometimes hilarious events, creating an immensely readable collection of information and stories from 150 years of railway activity.

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    Railway Oddities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey Body
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 168 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 210 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752443997
    ISBN 10: 0752443992

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14350
    DC22: 385.0941
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    Thema V1.0: WGF
    Illustrations note
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Geoff Body worked in the railway industry from 1945 to 1976 and has been writing on railways and canals ever since. He has had a number of articles and books published by David & Charles and Trans-Rail Publications