Amazing and Extraordinary Railway Facts

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David & Charles Publishers, 2007 - Locomotives - 128 pages
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TRAINS & RAILWAYS: GENERAL INTEREST. This is a collection of fascinating and diverse British railway facts and stories to read in any spare moment. Travel back to the age of steam and discover the world's oldest active steam locomotive before becoming up-to-date with railways in films, such as Harry Potter. In addition to the fascinating lists of longest tunnels, widest bridges and most powerful locomotives, ponder the dismal failure of Brunel's atmospheric railway in South Devon, before reading the rags-to riches tale of Frank Hornby. From the sublime to the ridiculous and the euphoric to the poignant, every railway enthusiast is catered for.

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User Review  - johnthefireman - LibraryThing

The facts in this book are not so "Amazing and Extraordinary" to anyone who knows anything about railways. But it is a useful little reference book about a selection of interesting railway trivia. It is not comprehensive in any way - it's a subjective and eclectic selection. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Julian Holland is passionate about railways and has expressed this as a photographer, author and creative book director. As a photographer, his work recently appeared in the successful Branch Line Britain, Along Country Lines and Tickets Please! (all David & Charles). Julian lives in Somerset.

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