This collection of over 70 first-hand accounts gives fresh insight into the social changes brought about by our railways. The anecdotes gathered within this book include William Wordsworth's complaint about a proposed line through the Lake District, an engine driver's reward for transporting Queen Victoria, a signalman's brush with Winston Churchill, an anonymous poem about a romantic branch line journey, and the personal reminiscences of a woman train driver. All of these voices, some famous, others previously unheard, give a mouthpiece to this unique period in history for the very first time.
Publisher: AA Publishing
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 23 mm
"Meticulously researched. Superbly presented" Heritage Railway magazine on The Lost Lines of Britain "You can all but hear engines powering along the tracks" Mail on Sunday on Steaming Across Britain.