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The drastic railway closures of the 1960s led to the slow decay and re-purposing of hundreds of miles of railway infrastructure. Though these buildings and apparatus are now ghosts of their former selves, countless clues to our railway heritage still remain in the form of embankments, cuttings, tunnels, converted or tumbledown wayside buildings, and old railway furniture such as signal posts. Many disused routes are preserved in the form of cycle tracks and footpaths. This colourfully illustrated book helps you to decipher the fascinating features that remain today and to understand their original functions, demonstrating how old routes can be traced on maps, outlining their permanent stamp on the landscape, and teaching you how to form a mental picture of a line in its heyday.
|Publication date:||19th March 2020|
|Author:||Trevor (Author) Yorke|
|Publisher:||Shire Publications an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Trains & railways: general interest, Industrial archaeology, History,|
Trevor Yorke is a professional author and artist who has studied and written about many aspects of England's architectural and industrial heritage. He has produced over 30 illustrated books which introduce the reader to fascinating historic gems and he also writes articles and reviews for various magazines. His books sell worldwide, and a number of his titles have also been translated into Japanese and Chinese.More About Trevor (Author) Yorke