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    DescriptionA fascinating collection of entertaining stories from as far afield as Europe, Indian and America revealing unusual railway journeys across the centuries, including ghost trains, vanishing passengers and trains fitted with homing pigeons instead of a communication cord! From eccentric lords, who transferred their carriages complete with horses and footmen onto the train, to drivers who stole garden fencing to keep up a good head of steam. 'Railways Strangest Journeys' takes you from the dawn of railway travel when speeds of 15 mph were considered blasphemous and damaging to one"s internal organs through the Victorian heyday of Royal Trains and seaside specials, right up to the present day.


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    Title
    Railways Strangest Journeys
    Subtitle
    Extraordinary but True Stories from over 150 Years of Rail Travel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Quinn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781861056795
    ISBN 10: 1861056796
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    DC22: 910.4
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: BT
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TF15 \.Q56
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WGF, DNX
    Publisher
    PAVILION BOOKS
    Imprint name
    Robson Books Ltd
    Publication date
    28 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tom Quinn is a journalist, juggler, orange peel collector and expert on Victorian fish painters, who spends much of his time travelling round Britain looking for quirky subjects to write about. He has written five titles in the best-selling Strangest series. Tom also writes occasional obituaries for The Times and edits Country Business magazine.