Discovering Preserved Railways

Discovering Preserved Railways

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For many parts of Britain steam fans and local people combined to take over favourite stretches of railway and, by the dint of much hard work, 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 book fifty-seven are described, not all former BR lines, which, by being revived or by having survived against the odds, deserve to be called preserved railways.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 113 x 177 x 70mm | 368.54g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • BLACK AND WHITE
  • 0747805687
  • 9780747805687
  • 2,189,718

About F.G. Cockman

The late F. G. Cockman travelled over half a amillion miles by train in Britain and on the Continent, and after his retirement he devoted his time to writing articles on railway subjects and to lecturing. His published Shire books include 'Discovering Lost Railways'; 'British Railways Steam Locomotives', 'Railway Architecture'.show more

Table of contents

Foreward; Bala Lake Railways; The Battlefield Line; Bluebell Railway; Bodmin & Wenford Railway; Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway; Brecon Mountain Railway; Bure Valley Railway; Chasewater Railway; Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway; Cholsey & Wallingford Railway; Churnet Valley Railway; Colne Valley Railway; Dean Forest Railway; East Lancashire Railway; East Somerset Railway; Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway; Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway; Ffestiniog Railway; Foxfield Steam Railway; Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway; Great Central Railway; Great Whipsnade Railway; Groudle glen Railway; Gwili Railway; Irchester narrow Gauge Railway Museum; Isle of Man Railways; Isle of Wight Steam Railway; Keighley & Worth Valley Railway; Kent & East Sussex Railway; Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway; Leighton Buzzard Railway; Llanberis Lake Railway; Llangollen Railway; Middleton Railway; Mid-Hants Railway; Midland Railwy - Butterley; Nene Valley Railway; North Norfolk Railway; North Yorkshire Moors Railway; Paignton & Dartmouth Railway;Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway; Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway; Severn Valley Railway; Sittingbourne & Kemlsey Light Railway; Snowdon Mountain Railway; South Devon Railway; South Tynedale Railway; Strathspeay Railway; Swanage Railway; Swindon & Cricklade Railway; Talylln Railway; Tanfield Railway; Vale of Rheidol Railway; Wells and Walsingham Light Railway; Welsh Highland Railway; Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway; West somerst Railways; other interesting railwaysshow more