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Belles and whistles : journeys through time on Britain's trains

Author: Andrew Martin
Publisher: Rearsby, Leicester : WF Howes Ltd, 2016. ©2014
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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In the heroic days of rail travel, you could dine on kippers and champagne aboard the Brighton Belle; smoke a post-prandial cigar as the Golden Arrow closed in on Paris, or be shaved by the Flying Scotsman's on-board barber. Everyone from schoolboys to socialites knew of these glamorous 'named trains' and aspired to ride aboard them. Andrew Martin recreates five of these famous train journeys by travelling abroad  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Martin
ISBN: 9781510023833 1510023836
OCLC Number: 944426970
Notes: Standard print edition originally published: London: Profile Books, 2014.
Description: 330 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Contents: The Golden Arrow --
The Brighton Belle --
The Cornish Riviera Express --
The Flying Scotsman --
The Caledonian Sleeper.
Responsibility: Andrew Martin.

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In the heroic days of rail travel, you could dine on kippers and champagne aboard the Brighton Belle; smoke a post-prandial cigar as the Golden Arrow closed in on Paris, or be shaved by the Flying Scotsman's on-board barber. Everyone from schoolboys to socialites knew of these glamorous 'named trains' and aspired to ride aboard them. Andrew Martin recreates five of these famous train journeys by travelling abroad their nearest modern day equivalents. Sometimes their names have survived, even if only as a footnote on a timetable leaflet, but what has usually - if not always - disappeared is the extravagance and luxury.

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