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Steam Trains Today : Journeys Along Britain's Heritage Railways, Paperback / softback Book

Steam Trains Today : Journeys Along Britain's Heritage Railways Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


'A delightful book ... the perfect companion as you wait for the 8.10 from Hove' ObserverAfter the Beeching cuts of the 1960s, many railways were gradually shut down.

Rural communities were isolated and steam trains slowly gave way to diesel and electric traction. But some people were not prepared to let the romance of train travel die.

Thanks to their efforts, many lines passed into community ownership and are now booming with new armies of dedicated volunteers. Andrew Martin meets these volunteer enthusiasts, finding out just what it is about preserved railways that makes people so devoted.

From the inspiration for Thomas the Tank Engine to John Betjeman's battle against encroaching modernity, Steam Trains Today will take you on a heart-warming journey across Britain from Aviemore to Epping.


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