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The Railway Preservation Revolution

Door Jonathan Brown

The Railway Preservation Revolution
RubriekTreinen, Trams, Autobussen & Openbaar Vervoer
Boeknummer#233692
TitelThe Railway Preservation Revolution. A History of Britain's Heritage Railways
AuteurBrown, Jonathan
BoektypeGebonden hardcover met stofomslag
UitgeverijBarnsley, Pen & Sword
Jaar van uitgave2017
ISBN101473891175
ISBN139781473891173
TaalEngels
Samenvatting A ride on a steam train is a popular family outing. More than 100 heritage railways cater for that demand, capturing the spirit of nostalgia while preserving the engines and equipment of past days of rail travel. Their interests even extend to the modern era of 1960s-70s diesels. Those heritage railways themselves have a long pedigree, back to 1951, when a group of enthusiasts saved the Talyllyn Railway in mid-Wales from closure. They ran this railway as volunteers, out of their love of the little trains and a desire to keep it going. Their example was followed by many more preservation societies who preserved and restored branch lines, country lines and industrial lines for our enjoyment now. Six decades have passed, and we are now beginning to realise what an impressive history the heritage railway movement has. This book traces that history, from the humble beginnings the hopes and ambitions of the pioneers on the different railway projects. There were times of failure and frustration, as some fell by the wayside, but others have made it through times of adversity to become the major heritage businesses of today.
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