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Vinter's Railway Gazetteer

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by Jeff Vinter
The only national guide to exploring Britain's past railway heritage on foot, by bike or even horse! If you have ever wondered what happened to Britain's lost railways and where you can explore this bygone network, then this book is for you. While many old railways have been sold to private owners, there is now a network of several thousand miles which one can explore, trespass free, with official approva...
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Discovering Britain's First Railways: A Guide to Horse-drawn Tramroads and Waggonways

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by Jones Mark
Discovering Britain's First Railways from the History Press is a handy-size, illustrated book devoted to the history, rediscovery and exploration of Britain’s first railways by examining the network of over 1,500 miles of horse-drawn tramroads and waggonways, illustrated with black and white or colour photos of their present day remains, as well as with pictures from the days when still in use.
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London's Great Railway Century 1850-1950

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by Scholey, Keith
The hundred years from 1850 to 1950 were London's railway century, an era during which the city was defined by its railways: grimy and utilitarian yet at the same time elegant and innovative. This fascinating book explores the many contemporary transport themes of London's termini, including goods depots, electrified lines, industrial railways and Southern suburban lines. Covering the pivotal century 1850-1...
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Flying With The Larks

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by Brown Timothy C
In 1903 the Wright Brothers achieved their dream of powered flight and from then on man's domination of the skies became a reality. The military potential of aircraft was obvious from the outset, first as a way of spying on the enemy with reconnaissance planes and balloons armed with early cameras, and then as a way of taking the battle into the skies, as planes became weapons of war. In Britain these early...
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Tunnel Vision

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by Kevin Cordner
The construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link providing high speed services to Continental Europe is one of the most significant civil engineering projects in Britain and represents the first new main line built for over a century. It is also the first line built in Britain capable of matching speeds achieved on the French high-speed lines. The final phase of the development which saw the transfer of all...
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London Transport 1970-1984

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by Wharmby Matt
Although the late R. C. (Dick) Riley was best-known as one of the country's foremost railway photographers, whose collection of colour material was probably unrivalled in terms of the years covered, less well-known was his interest in road transport. Although a small number of images were taken in colour of buses from the early 1950s, including one of the few known images of the original Routemaster when br...
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St Petersburg and the British

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by Anthony Cross
The British links with St Petersburg date back to the very year of its foundation and have continued almost unbroken to the present day. Anthony Cross narrates the story of this vibrant and tragic city through the first-hand accounts of its British residents and visitors. A unique anthology of St Petersburg's culture, politics, architecture, commerce, recreation and everyday life, this book includes extract...
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Station to Station

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by Parissien, Steven (Dean of Arts Universi
This text is a celebration of the life and architecture of the railway station and its evolution. It provides an informative account of the social and political context of stations over the last 150 years, and examines the background of some of the world's major stations. Railway stations have always held a special place in the public's affection. The lure of the great railway terminus has been especially s...
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Along Main Lines

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by Atterbury Paul
The successful running of Britain's mainline railways was a great achievement for those operating them, and a great thrill for those travelling on them. Over the years railway photographers have recorded the glamour and excitement of our glorious railway story. Along Main Lines celebrates the most dramatic and best-remembered aspects of Britain's rail heritage, focusing on the famous main line routes, big c...
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Railway Days Out

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by Holland, Julian
A handy practical guide to more than 340 days out at Britain's heritage railways, museums, narrow gauge lines and miniature railways. The recent growth of preserved railways, railway museums and main line steam activity has been phenomenal. Railway Days Out is a practical guide to more than 340 restored railways, museums and steam events enjoyed by millions of people - an important part of Britain's heri...
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Discovering London Railway Stations

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by Oliver Green
London is the supreme railway city. In 1900 it had fourteen railway termini, more than any other city in the world. A century later only one of them has disappeared completely, and just three have undergone comprehensive reconstruction. All the others are recognisable products of the Victorian railway age that continue to function daily as busy stations for the travellers of the twenty-first century. This b...
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Lone Rider: The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World

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by Beard, Elspeth
In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6.
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Deadly Waters: Inside the Hidden World of Somalia's Pirates

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by Bahadur, Jay
Deadly Waters takes us to the heart of Somalia, where Jay Bahadur, the intrepid twenty-five-year-old author has ventured, where most journalists fear to tread. As the 'go to' journalist for all media, and with unparalleled access to all the major players, from government officials to local residents - and of course the pirates themselves - Bahadur sets out to discover who is behind the masked menaces who ap...
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OLE Bill: London Buses and the First World War

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by Ward, William D.
In November every year, on Remembrance Sunday, representatives of the whole nation parade past the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The last section to pass is always a group of London Transport staff. For decades they marched in the company of a very special vehicle: a bright red open-topped double-decker London bus. This was B-type bus number B43. Written using detailed study of the first hand accounts pres...
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In Patagonia: 40th Anniversary Edition

by Chatwin, Bruce
When Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia was published in 1977 it heralded the arrival of a startling new talent in British literature. Critics were surprised and spellbound by a story of an adventure which blurred the boundaries between travel writing, biography, history and memoir. All readers recognised its timeless quality - Auberon Waugh went as far as to call it `a classic'.
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Le Tour de France: The Official History

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by Luke Edwardes-Evans, Andy McGrath
Le Tour de France is a celebration of one of the world's most famed annual events. Generally considered to be the greatest test of endurance in the sporting world, the Tour de France covers more than 2,200 miles in just over three weeks, climbing high into both the Alps and Pyrenees on a journey around France and briefly into neighbouring countries before ending on Paris' infamous Champs-Elysees.
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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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Steaming Across Britain

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by Julian Holland
This nostalgic book looks back to the glorious final years of Steam on the British railways in the 1950s & 1960s. Featuring 33 routes covering the entire country, this guide is a fascinating combination of meticulously researched railway history and more than 350 rarely-seen images from Britain's leading railway photographers.
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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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Land Rover: The Story of the Car That Conquered the World

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by Ben Fogle
As quintessentially British as a plate of fish and chips or a British Bulldog, the boxy, utilitarian Land Rover Defender has become an iconic part of what it is to be British. It is said that for more than half the world's population, the first car they ever saw was a Land Rover Defender. It mirrors many of our national traits, stiff upper-lipped and slightly eccentric. The car has remained relatively uncha...
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