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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 Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780715328767
Publication date: 31st August 2008
Author: Paul Atterbury
Publisher: David & Charles
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Trains & railways: general interest, Nostalgia: general, Social & cultural history,

About Paul Atterbury

Paul Atterbury is a long-time expert on BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow, and has written on railways, Victorian culture and arts, as well as other topics. He lives in a converted railway carriage in Dorset.

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