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Britain's Bizarre Railways

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Britain's Bizarre Railways

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Railways can be designed for any location, and used to tackle any task or terrain, no matter how difficult or improbable. For example, the wartime railways on the tiny Bristol Channel seagull sanctuary of Steep Holm, the world's smallest public railway in Norfolk, a secret system serving Britain's nuclear bunker city beneath Wiltshire, the country's own prison railway where Borstal boys pushed wagonloads of mud, the numerous lines built to collect potatoes from the Lincolnshire fens, and Bristol's forgotten funicular line, to name but some. And if you think Brunel was over the top with his broad gauge, what about the man who has a garden railway where the locomotive is too big to run on any modern British line? Discover these and many, many more in Britain's Bizarre Railways, a book which opens many new doors into the understanding and appreciation of the concept of railways - however insane! 144 pages hardback illustrated in colour and black & white.

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Stock Code: HA022.0
Author: Jones R
ISBN13: 9780857040220
Height(mm): 214
Width(mm): 230
Page Count: 144
Publication Date: 31 Oct 2010
Publisher: HALSGROVE PUBLISHING
Publication Status: Out of print
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