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Steam Locomotive Story

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by Wragg David
The steam locomotive was a British invention and even today, the world speed record for steam remains with a British locomotive, Mallard. Steam's first significant contribution to British industry was through powering pumping engines for mines. When steam was applied to the railways, the 'railway age' began. The steam locomotive went through several distinct phases during its long life, which came to an end...
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The World's Most Exotic Railway Journeys

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by Brian Solomon
A portrait in words and photographs of 50 of the most scenic, remote and long-distance routes in Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America, and Europe. Some, such as the "Orient Express" route from Paris to Istanbul, are historical and no longer possible as a single journey; for these, full details of how to trace the route today accompany the description of the original concept.
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Railway Journeys in Art: London and the South East: volume 5

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by Richard Furness
The National Railway Museum at York houses Britain’s unique collection of railway posters. In this fifth volume in a series, we take a journey from London to the Isle of Wight, using many previously unseen images. The result is a stunning guide to the region and its railway poster heritage.
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Bus-Pass Britain - A Celebration of 60 Great British Bus Routes Bradt Guide

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by Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries eds
This new edition of the classic hit title Bus-Pass Britain is a colourful celebration of travelling by bus around the British Isles and features a selection of 50 favourite bus-routes submitted by members of the public in response to a Bradt competition.
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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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Motor City Barn Finds: Detroit's Lost Collector Cars

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by Cotter, Tom
Tom Cotter returns to troll through Detroit and discover long forgotten classics in Motor City Barn Finds. You won't believe some of the rides he finds.
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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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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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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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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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The Cutty Sark Pocket Manual

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by National Maritime Museum
Constructed on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, Cutty Sark was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest. Cutty Sark spent just a few years on the tea routes before the opening of the Suez Canal and the increasing use of steamships made clippers unprofitable on shorter routes. It was turned to the trade in wool from Australia, where for ten years she held the record...
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Concorde Pocket Manual

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by Johnstone-Bryden, Richard
First flown in 1969, Concorde was the first supersonic aircraft to go into commercial service in 1976 and made her final flight in 2003. She was operated primarily by British Airways and Air France. British Airways' Concordes made just under 50,000 flights and flew more than 2.5m passengers supersonically. A typical London to New York crossing would take a little less than three and a half hours compared to...
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Balloonomania Belles: Daredevil Divas Who First Took to the Sky

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by Wright, Sharon
5 Balloonomania Belles reveals the astonishing stories of the fabulous female pioneers of balloon flight. More than a century before the first aeroplane women were heading for the heavens in crazy, inspired contraptions that could bring death or glory and all too often, both. Award-winning journalist Sharon Wright reveals their hair-raising adventures in a book that brings the stories of the feisty female b...
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The First Railways: Historical atlas of early railways

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by Hayes, Derek
Highly illustrated volume covering the emergence of the modern railway in a unique, essentially geographical way. Contemporary maps, many never before published, showing the locations and routes of the early railways.
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The Railway Adventures: Places, Trains, People and Stations

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by Pipe, Vicki
The railways are one of our finest engineering legacies - a web of routes connecting people to each other and to a vast network of world-class attractions. It is also the best route to enjoying the landscape of Great Britain. Within these pages Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall from All the Stations (YouTube transport experts and survivors of a crowd-funded trip to visit all the stations in the UK) help you dis...
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101 Railway Stations: A Journey of Variety

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by Grayer, Jeffery
An affectionate celebration of the British railway station This book will appeal to those with a interest in architecture and social history as well as railways Heavily illustrated throughout Description In 1948 British Railway passenger trains called at just under 7,000 railway stations. Today that number has been reduced to around 2,500. Despite the substantial cuts to the size of the national ...
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The Modern House Bus - Mobile Tiny House Inspirations

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by Mok, Kimberley
For homeowners seeking a simpler life and apartment dwellers dreaming of their own space, tiny houses represent an inspiring, attainable ideal. For those fueled by wanderlust, converted buses-they call them "skoolies"-take the tiny house adventure one step further. Reborn as cozy homes, these retired school buses are ready to hit the road. And unlike the bohemian house buses of 1960s counterculture, many of...
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The Last Great Australian Adventurer: Ben Carlin's Epic Journey Around the World by Amphibious Jeep

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by Bass, Gordon
In 1948, Ben Carlin set out from New York City with an audacious, lunatic plan to circumnavigate the world in an army surplus amphibious jeep called Half-Safe.
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Underground to Everywhere: London's Underground Railway in the Life of the Capital

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by Stephen Halliday
London's Underground is one of the best-known and most distinctive aspects of the city. Since Victorian times, this remarkable feat of engineering has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the capital and played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. Stephen Halliday's informative, entertaining, wide-ranging history of the Underground celebrates the vision and determinati...
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The Little Book of the London Underground

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by David Long
With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? Do you know, for example, who the Queen sat next to when she first went on the Tube in 1939? Or what they did with all the earth dug out to make way for the...
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