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The trains now departed : sixteen excursions into the lost delights of Britain's railways

Author: Michael Williams, (Journalist)
Publisher: London : Preface Publishing, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sometimes you come across a lofty railway viaduct, marooned in the middle of a remote country landscape. Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks, or explore an old tunnel leading to who knows where? Listen hard. Is that the wind in the undergrowth? Or the spectre of a train from a golden era of the past  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Transport
History
Named Person: Michael Williams, (Journalist)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Williams, (Journalist)
ISBN: 9781848094352 1848094353
OCLC Number: 919219926
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Michael Williams.
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Tells stories of some of the lost trains of Britain, that evokes the glories of a bygone age. This book deals with the pioneers who built the tracks, the yarns of the men and women who operated them  Read more...

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"This is a wistful and sepulchral affair yet ... The Trains Now Departed is more than just a lamentation for the days of steam and soot." Times Literary Supplement "In elegant prose Michael Williams Read more...

 
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