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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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Flight: The Complete History of Aviation

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by Grant, Reg
From the Wright brothers' first powered flight, to Concorde's final voyage and the tragic crash of the Columbia, Flight takes you on a sky-high journey through the history of aviation. Charting the trailblazers, jet test pilots and constant progress at the cutting-edge of technology, every aspect of flight is explored in this stunning book. Recalling memorable events - record-breaking flights, aerial warfar...
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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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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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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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The Routemaster Pocket-Book

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by Matthew Jones
In The Routemaster Pocket-Book Matthew Jones offers the readers a compilation of instructions and articles, facts and figures, press releases, etc, about London’s double-decker Routemaster buses which for nearly half a century were as much a symbol of the city as its red telephone boxes or the black cabs.
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London Underground by Design

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by Ovenden Mark
London Underground By Design is the beautifully illustrated new book from Mark Ovenden, the acclaimed author of Great Railway Maps of the World, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Tube in 2013. Since its establishment 150 years ago as the world's first urban subway, the London Underground has continuously set a benchmark for design that has influenced transit systems from New York to To...
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Legionary: The Roman Soldier's Manual

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by Philip Matyszak
Legionary: The Roman Soldier’s Manual - written by a leading expert, Philip Matyszak, the author of Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day - provides a vivid and unforgettable picture of what it meant to be a Roman Legionary.
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Full Steam Ahead: How the Railways Made Britain

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by Peter Ginn & Ruth Goodman
The Age of Railways was an era of extraordinary change which utterly transformed every aspect of British life - from trade and transportation to health and recreation. Full Steam Ahead will reveal how the world we live in today was entirely shaped by the rail network, charting the glorious evolution of rail transportation and how it left its mark on every aspect of life, landscape and culture. Peter Ginn an...
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Railways and Frontiers (Europe)

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by Dunstone Denis
In Railways and Frontiers, the author explores the ways in which Europe's rail networks have been affected by changes in the continent's internal frontiers. Through a series of fascinating case studies organised by country, the author examines the impact on European frontiers made by such historical events as the emergence of Germany and Italy in the 19th Century and two World Wars in the 20th. Illustrated ...
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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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Mr Beck's Underground Map

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by Ken Garland
Mr Beck's Underground Map by Kan Garland, published by Capital Transport in association with the London Transport Museum, charts how what for most Londoners is one of the most iconic images connected with the city, Harry Beck’s diagram of the Underground network, was first produced in 1933 and then evolved during the designer’s work for London Transport until 1960.
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Underground, Overground: A Passenger's History of the Tube

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by Andrew Martin
Underground, Overground: A Passenger's History of the Tube by Andrew Martin blends reportage, humour and personal encounters to provide an engaging social history of London’s Underground system which, despite its name, is in fact 55 per cent overground.
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The Railwayman's Pocket Book

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by R H N Hardy
This fascinating pocket book draws on numerous primary sources from the early days of the rail network through to the Big Four, British Railways and beyond to present a unique guide to the knowledge and skills required for locomotive drivers, engineers and firemen. Beginning with an introduction to steam from about 1890, the book outlines the rules of the rail network, locomotive management from driving to ...
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The Times History of Britain's Railways: From 1603 to the Present Day

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by Julian Holland
Follow the development, decline and later revival of Britain's iconic railways with bestselling railway author Julian Holland. Discover the fascinating history of our remarkable railway heritage through expert commentary, stunning photographs and archive material from a lifetime of railway research.
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Bradshaw's Great Britain & Ireland Handbook 1863 Special Collector's Edition

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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 special collector’s leather-bound edition.
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Great British Railway Journeys

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by Charlie Bunce
With a foreword by Michael Portillo, “Great British Railways” sees Charlie Bunce discover the incredible impact the railways had on Victorian Britain and are struck by their lasting legacy.
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Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo

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by Colette Hooper
Railways precipitated the Great War: they were the means by which war was waged, they defined how war was fought on the ground, they changed the character of warfare, they determined the length of the war and, ultimately, they bore witness to its end. To coincide with the BBC's World War One centenary schedule, BBC Two will be airing a major new five-part series that will use the railways as a new lens thro...
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London's Secret Tubes

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by Andrew Emmerson
London's Secret Tubes: wartime citadels, subways and shelters uncovered, written by Andrew Emmerson, Tony Beards and members of Subterranea Brittanica, deals with the less familiar aspects of London’s network of underground structures.
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Reshaping of British Railways

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by British Railway Board
The Reshaping of British Railways is a piece of railway history every dedicated enthusiast will want in their collection. Bradshaw's Guide has given birth to a wave of nostalgia for our Victorian and Edwardian railway systems. The Reshaping of British Railways, another facsimile which will fascinate train buffs, is the document that decimated these systems forever. With the British Rail company's failure, b...
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