Steam Trains Today: Journeys Along Britain's Heritage Railways (Hardback)Andrew Martin (author)
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Filled with nostalgia and plucky community spirit, Martin’s affectionate journey to the heart of Britain’s heritage railway lines conjures images of a bygone era and the eternal romance of steam.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 529 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 36 mm
You do not have to be a trainspotter to enjoy this book. It is social history, a kind of epitaph to a way of travel that seems to be lost, at least in Europe. -- Christian Wolmar * Spectator *
A delightful book ... Even if you're not into the detail of rail gauges, this book is the perfect companion as you wait for the 8.10 from Hove. -- Nigel Jones * Observer *
This is one for railway novices and enthusiasts alike. -- Hannah Solel * Financial Times *
Excellent ... Mr Martin paints a vivid picture of this world on rails ... he proves a witty companion who wears his knowledge lightly -- Michael Murray-Fennell * Country Life *
Praise for Underground, Overground: 'Martin's knowledge is both encyclopaedic and full of quirky digressions, based on everyday observation. * Evening Standard *
A jaunty history ... studded with little observational gems ... he can ... stop you in your tracks with a well-turned phrase * Sunday Times *
Praise for Belles & Whistles: Martin is entertaining company, alive to the history of his route ... leaves you with renewed confidence that trains can still be the most civilised way to travel. * Financial Times *
His wonderfully well-informed, anecdotal prose punches more than just tickets * the Times *
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