Railways Strangest Journeys: Extraordinary but True Stories from over 150 Years of Rail Travel

Railways Strangest Journeys: Extraordinary but True Stories from over 150 Years of Rail Travel

Paperback Strangest Series

By (author) Tom Quinn

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  • Publisher: Robson Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 212mm x 30mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 28 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1861056796
  • ISBN 13: 9781861056795
  • Sales rank: 306,478

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A 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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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.