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Mapping Britain's Lost Branch Lines: A nostalgic look at Britain's branch lines in old maps and photographs

Mapping Britain's Lost Branch Lines: A nostalgic look at Britain's branch lines in old maps and photographs (Hardback, UK ed.)

By Atterbury, Paul

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Today there is a nostalgia in Britain for the golden age of the railways, a period usually defined as the first half of the 20th century. Steam was king, and Britain still enjoyed a remarkably comprehensive railway network, a network whose tentacles connected towns, villages and ...even hamlets across the entire country. At its heart were rural routes and branch lines, the latter often the creation of small companies driven by local needs and local finance. Firmly at the centre of British life, these lines were, for so many remote areas, a social and economic lifeline. Today, branch lines are part of a lost world, an era when railway maps of Britain showed lines crisscrossing every county - many of which had distinctive, but also lost, names. By bringing together old maps, images of old branch lines and modern photographs of relics that can be discovered today, this book celebrates a Britain of fond memories.
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ISBN 9781446302835
Released AU 27 Sep 2013
Publisher David & Charles
Format Hardback, UK ed.
Availability
6 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9781446302835
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher David & Charles
Imprint David & Charles
Released 27 Sep 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, UK ed.
Edition UK ed.
Author(s) By Atterbury, Paul
Category Trains & Railways: General Interest
Places & Peoples: General Interest
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 240mm
Height: 260mm
Dewey Code 385.0941
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Railroads - Branch lines - History - Great Britain, Railroads - Pictorial works - Branch lines - History - Great Britain, Railroads - Maps - Branch lines - History - Great Britain
NBS Text Trains & Railways: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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