Discovering Preserved Railways

Discovering Preserved Railways

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The closure of many of Britain's most attractive country railways and branch lines was a sad process for railway enthusiasts. But not all the closed routes remained dead, nor did steam operation disappear forever. For in many parts of Britain steam fans and local people combined to take over favourite stretches of railway and started running trains again, often worked by steam. There are now many thriving preserved railways and railway societies and museums, so that the public may again enjoy travelling behind a shining steam locomotive. In this new, enlarged edition the author describes fifty-seven railways in Britain which, by being revived or by having survived against the odds, deserve to be called preserved railways. About the authorThe late F. G. Cockman was born in London. His business career was in the insurance world but railways were always his hobby. After his retirement he devoted his time to writing articles on railway subjects and to lecturing. Having travelled on nearly every preserved line and also having worked on three of them, he was familiar with both the difficulties and the pleasures of preservation. Other titles for Shire by this author are: British Railways Steam Locomotives
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Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 113.3 x 176.5 x 9.9mm | 195.05g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0747803471
  • 9780747803478
  • 1,801,413