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Tickets Please A Nostalgic Journey Through Railway Station Life by Paul Atterbury

Tickets Please A Nostalgic Journey Through Railway Station Life


Tickets Please A Nostalgic Journey Through Railway Station Life by Paul Atterbury

This book offers a winning mix of railway and social history, all brought to life by wonderful photographs and illustrations, many never seen before.It features long-lost tiny rural stations and halts, as well as those that still serve bustling market towns and big cities.It shows the stations themselves, and fascinating photographs of the people who inhabited them, such as stationmasters, signalmen and the passengers, from businessmen to families.It includes an insight into areas such as station advertising and toy stations - topics that capture the imagination and our sense of fun.A variety of special feature spreads include: stations and animals, great disasters, station clocks, gardens, station art and stations in films.Each chapter also includes a 'Wish You Were Here!' spread displaying old postcards of the stations.

About the Author

Paul Atterbury is a long-standing expert (and firm viewer favourite) on BBC One's Antiques Roadshow, specialising in the 19th and 20th century art and architecture. He has written widely on history, railways, arts and travel, as well as curating exhibitions for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st August 2008


Paul Atterbury

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David & Charles


256 pages


Trains & railways: general interest
Nostalgia: general
Social & cultural history



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