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Railways and The Raj

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by Christian Wolmar
India was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. There were vast riches to be exploited and vast numbers of people to be subjugated. How better to achieve these aims than by building a rail network that facilitated the export of raw material and made it easier for troops to travel around the country to tackle uprisings?
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Ticket to Ride: Around the World on 49 Unusual Train Journeys

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by Tom Chesshyre
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month April 2016 Why do people love trains so much? Tom Chesshyre is on a mission to find the answer by experiencing the world through train travel - on both epic and everyday rail routes, aboard every type of ride, from steam locomotives to bullet trains, meeting a cast of memorable characters who share a passion for train travel. Join him on the rails an...
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Goodbye Piccadilly: From Home Front to Western Front

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by Museum, London Transport
The First World War changed London and Londoners forever. For the drivers who took their buses to the Western Front and for their families and friends left behind it meant facing new challenges at work and a new way of life. This book illustrates how London reacted and dealt with that change looks through its transport system. It's a long way to Tipperary, It's a long way to go, It's a long way to Tipperary...
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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

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by Jenkins, Simon
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. It is the location of all our hopeful beginnings and intended ends; an institution with its own rituals and priests; and a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture: the railway station. Bestselling historian Simon Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth of the country to select this joyous celebration of our soci...
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Do Not Alight Here - Walking London's Lost Underground and Railway Stations

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by Pedroche Ben
Abandoned tunnels, derelict stations, old trackbeds and much more; all are included in "Do Not Alight Here", an entertaining and informative book that guides the reader through London's many remaining disused Underground and main line railway structures. They can be viewed in a series of 12 guided walks and short tube and train journeys, devised and investigated by the author, each of which takes in a sampl...
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Trans-Siberian Handbook

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by Bryn Thomas
The definitive guide to the World's Greatest Rail Journey: a trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. It's also a convenient way to reach China, Mongolia or Japan. Tickets are not expensive or difficult to arrange.
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Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide: Facsimile of the 1913 edition

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by George Bradshaw
Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide, once an indispensible tool for anyone planning to explore the Continent and now used in the BBC TV series, provides a fascinating glimpse of Europe soon to be convulsed by the First World War and emerge with many of its international borders changed by the conflict
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Walk the Lines

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by Mason, Mark
The only way to truly discover a city, they say, is on foot. Taking this to extremes, Mark Mason sets out to walk the entire length of the London Underground - overground - passing every station on the way. In a story packed with historical trivia, personal musings and eavesdropped conversations, Mark learns how to get the best gossip in the City, where to find a pint at 7am, and why the Bank of England won...
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The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground was Built & How it Changed the City Forever

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by Wolmar Christian
Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. In The Subterranean Railway, Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made the world's first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway: one of the most impressive engineering achievements in history. From the early days of...
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Small Island By Little Train

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by Chris Arnot
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. From stalwart little locomotives of topographic necessity, to the maverick engines of one man's whimsy, Britain's narrow-gauge steam trains run on tracks a world apart from its regimented mainlines. In Small Island by Little Train, eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot sets out to discover their stories. Stories include miniature...
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The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World

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by Anthony Lambert
Whether you're on the Orient Express or the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route traversing some of the wildest country in Britain, train travel affords a vision of the world like no other.
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Around India in 80 Trains

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by Rajesh, Monisha
In 1991, Monisha Rajesh's family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the hope of making India their home. Two years later, fed up with soap-eating rats, severed human heads and the creepy colonel across the road, they returned to England with a bitter taste in their mouths.
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The Railways: Nation, Network and People

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by Simon Bradley
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month October 2016 Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network also exerts a fascination all its own. From the classical grandeur of Ne...
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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

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by Mark Vanhoenacker
Think back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world, captured simply and perfectly through a window fringed with ice.
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History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys

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by Baxter, Sarah
History is everywhere, and is never as complete as when it can be accessed on a part of history itself. The locomotive is one of the great steps in progress of civilisation that undoubtably connects us to land and history that was shaped by the machine itself. Although a basic form of railway, or rutway, did exist in Ancient Greek and Roman times – notably the ship trackway between Diolkos and the Isthmus ...
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The Tunnel Through Time: A New Route for an Old London Journey

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by Tindall, Gillian
Crossrail, the 'Elizabeth' line, with its spacious, light-filled stations, is simply the latest way of traversing a very old east-west route through what was once country side to the old city core and out again. Visiting Stepney, Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road (alias St Giles-in-the-Fields) and the route along Oxford Street (alias the Way to Oxford and also Tyburn) this richly descriptiv...
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Mapping the Roads: Building Modern Britain

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by Mike Parker
The story of Britain's road development - graphically and beautifully illustrated on our maps - is also the story of its political, economic and social history. And the car, more than any other single factor, has shaped our landscape andchanged our maps. Busy, bustling, often creaking at the seams, most of us have a love-hate relationship with our roads.
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Lost Railway Walks

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by Julian Holland
100 selected walks across the length and breadth of Britain's lost railway lines. Each walk includes a short history of the railway before it closed, a description of what can be seen along it today, practical details such as car parking, access by public transport, a detailed route map and historical and modern day photographs.
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Bradshaw's Great Britain & Ireland Handbook 1863

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by George Bradshaw
Bradshaw’s Handbook or to give it its full title “Bradshaw’s Descriptive Railway Handbook of Great Britain & Ireland” - the book that inspired the TV series Great British Railway Journeys, reproduced in a faithful facsimile edition.
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Tube Trivia - An A-Z of Fascinating Facts About the London Underground

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by Emmerson Andrew
Presenting fascinating facts and debunking some well-worn myths, this new pocket size book is ideal reading matter for the Tube or preparing for your next pub quiz. Its 160 pages are packed with answers to questions you may have and to questions you would not have thought of asking. Its A to Z format makes it easy to find a particular piece of in
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