Engineering & Technology / Railways & Railway Memorabilia / The Illustrated History of Railways in Britain by Geoffrey Freeman Allen Geoffrey Freeman Allen Marshall Cavendish 1982, second printing: Green hardcover, with gilt lettering to spine: decorative dust jacket:  approximately 8.5 x 11.5" tall: decorative endpapers: 272 pages including index: black and white and colour illustration, some full page. Synopsis: A detailed history of the development of British Railways covering the early locomotives, the geographical growth of the network, and the development of mainline speed and passenger comfort. A collection of carefully selected early photographs support contents presented as follows:  Part One: the Birth of Railways ( Steam and Stephenson. The First Steam Passenger Railway. Main Lines Are Laid. Brunel and the Broad Gauge. The Railway Fever Spreads.) Part Two: The Network Spreads (The Social Impact of Railways. George Hudson, the ' Railway King.' Early Steam Locomotives. Train Travel in the Early Years. The Empire-Building Wars.) Part Three: The Dominant Age. (The Dawn of Comfort and Speed. Late Victoria Locomotives. The Commuter Is Born. Light Railways and Narrow Gauge.) Part Four: The Grouping Years. (The Era of the Big Engine. World War I and The Grouping. Enter the Electric Railway. Getting to Grips with the Motor. The Heavy Freight Business. Express Trains between The Wars. The Development of the Streamliners.) Part Five: The Modernization Years. (World War II and Nationalization. Modernization Begins. The End of an Era. The Beeching Years and After. The New Age of the Inter-City. Index. Condition: Price- corner removed: overall very clean, firm and good. Please note: a heavy book: shipping surcharge may apply. used books
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  • Book Title: The Illustrated History of Railways in Britain
  • Author: Geoffrey Freeman Allen
  • ISBN: 0856857149
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
  • Year Published: 1982
  • Our Normal Price: £22.00 GBP ($0.00 USD)
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  • Description: Marshall Cavendish 1982, second printing: Green hardcover, with gilt lettering to spine: decorative dust jacket: approximately 8.5 x 11.5" tall: decorative endpapers: 272 pages including index: black and white and colour illustration, some full page. Synopsis: A detailed history of the development of British Railways covering the early locomotives, the geographical growth of the network, and the development of mainline speed and passenger comfort. A collection of carefully selected early photographs support contents presented as follows: Part One: the Birth of Railways ( Steam and Stephenson. The First Steam Passenger Railway. Main Lines Are Laid. Brunel and the Broad Gauge. The Railway Fever Spreads.) Part Two: The Network Spreads (The Social Impact of Railways. George Hudson, the ' Railway King.' Early Steam Locomotives. Train Travel in the Early Years. The Empire-Building Wars.) Part Three: The Dominant Age. (The Dawn of Comfort and Speed. Late Victoria Locomotives. The Commuter Is Born. Light Railways and Narrow Gauge.) Part Four: The Grouping Years. (The Era of the Big Engine. World War I and The Grouping. Enter the Electric Railway. Getting to Grips with the Motor. The Heavy Freight Business. Express Trains between The Wars. The Development of the Streamliners.) Part Five: The Modernization Years. (World War II and Nationalization. Modernization Begins. The End of an Era. The Beeching Years and After. The New Age of the Inter-City. Index. Condition: Price- corner removed: overall very clean, firm and good. Please note: a heavy book: shipping surcharge may apply.
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  • Dustcover: Yes
  • Binding: Hardback
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