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Britain's Preserved Railways (Paperback)

P&S History > British History Transport > Trains & Railways

By Andy Flowers
Imprint: Key Publishing
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781802822106
Published: 7th November 2022



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The preserved heritage museum railways of Britain are thriving. Not only is there continuing nostalgia for the steam locomotives of a bygone era, but a growing number of diesel locos and multiple units, both in use and under restoration on site, make the different lines ever more attractive to the modern enthusiast. This book contains a multitude of information to help the reader find and enjoy these lines, including maps, mileages (miles and chains), gradient profiles and tables of locomotives and multiple units. Details of steam locomotives are covered, together with the often-overlooked ex-industrial steam and diesel locomotives. The information provided here also includes the statuses and current liveries of rolling stock at each of the featured railways, as well as details of future plans for expansion and refreshment facilities. Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs showing some of the best locations for lineside and station photography, this book is a vital guidebook for anyone looking to explore Britain’s preserved railways.

"...this is an enjoyable read and useful for anyone planning a visit to learn more about selected heritage railways in the UK and how to find them..."

The Colonel Stephens Society - No 151, Summer 2023

"....the book can be recommended...."

Ffestiniog Railway Magazine

"...an enjoyable and good purchase and useful for anyone planning to find out more about Heritage Railways in the UK and how to find them, as well as what loco stock they have..."

EPB Members Journal Spring 2023

"This is an enjoyable, interesting purchase and useful for anyone planning which lines to visit."

RVR-The Phoenix No103 Spring 2023

About Andy Flowers

Andy Flowers has been a freelance railway photographer and journalist for over 25 years. He has worked for a wide range of UK-based railway magazines including The Railway Magazine, Railway World, Traction, Railways Illustrated, Rail Express and Todays Railways. He also worked for railway publishers Platform 5 as a news editor and features writer and has prepared a number of articles for foreign railway magazines.

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