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Along Main Lines The Great Trains, Stations and Routes of Britain's Railways by Paul Atterbury

Along Main Lines The Great Trains, Stations and Routes of Britain's Railways


Along Main Lines The Great Trains, Stations and Routes of Britain's Railways by Paul Atterbury

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 city stations, record-breaking locomotives and the renowned express trains. Packed with archive photographs, old postcards, badges and other railwayana, this book is crammed with fascinating material that Atterbury has himself collected from tireless searching at postcard and antique fares and auction sites. Therefore, many of the illustrations are original and previously unpublished. Paul Atterbury offers a rare insight into the main line story all over Britain. Organised regionally, the book includes major routes, classic trains, important stations in London and elsewhere, railway sheds and works, along with features that highlight forgotten corners of railway history.

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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Publication date

30th September 2011


Paul Atterbury

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256 pages


Trains & railways: general interest
Nostalgia: general
The countryside, country life



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