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BRITAIN'S BIZARRE RAILWAYS

BRITAIN'S BIZARRE RAILWAYS

BRITAIN'S BIZARRE RAILWAYS

Price per Unit (piece): £16.99
Categories : Railway  ,  Narrow Gauge  ,  Standard Gauge  ,  Modern Traction  ,  UK Preservation  ,  BR Steam  ,  Modern Traction

Everyone has their own idea of what a railway is and there is no single defining image of the railway concept. Yet it has to be said that some railways are definitely stranger than others!

Britain is home to a working steam monorail, while one vehicle from a 1960s bid to invent a high-speed hovertrain survives, as do both carriages from the
country's first dabbling in magnetic levitation. Steam, diesel and electric locomotives and horses are not the only form of traction: sail power has been used
on British lines, and why have traction at all, when, as Brunel discovered, you can pull trains along at high speeds by a vacuum pipe in the middle of the tracks?


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, 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.

Discover these and many more within the pages of this book!

Author: ROBIN JONES

Publisher: HALSGROVE

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