The Times History of Britain's Railways: From 1603 to the Present Day

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Follow the development, decline and later revival of Britain's Railways from bestselling railway author Julian Holland. The history is told through commentary, photographs and archive material from a lifetime of railway research. Britain's railways have claimed many world firsts, ranging from Richard Trevithick's Penydarren of 1802 (the first steam railway locomotive), George Stephenson's Stockton & Darlington Railway of 1825 (the first public railway) and his Liverpool & Manchester Railway (the first inter-city railway) to Nigel Gresley's iconic streamlined locomotives of which Mallard holds the world speed record for steam of 126mph achieved in 1938. Chapters include: * In the Beginning (1603-1825) * The first intercity and trunk railways (1826-1840) * Expansion and Railway Mania (1841-1850) * The Great Victorian Age (1850-1900) * The early 20th century (1901-1922) * The Big Four, streamliners and war (1923-1947) * Nationalisation, rationalisation and modernisation (1948- 1963) * Dr Beeching, contraction and the end of steam (1963-1993) * Privatisation and High-speed (1993 onwards)

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Follow the development, decline and later revival of Britain's iconic railways with bestselling railway author Julian Holland. Discover their remarkable history through expert commentary, stunning photographs and archive material from a lifetime of railway research. The iconic railways of Britain have seen unprecedented change and innovation in just a few hundred years, shaping Britain's industry, society and transport system along the way. Discover the historic events that have shaped Britain's railways. Highlights include: * 1604: The beginnings of the railways - Wollaton Waggonway opens in Nottinghamshire * 1830: Britain becomes connected - the world's first inter-city railway, the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, opens * 1938: A world leader in train travel - the LNER 'A4' 'Mallard' sets a still unbroken world speed record for steam locomotives * 1963: 'Beeching Report' published - marked the death sentence for many rural lines * 2015: Borders Railway reopens between Edinburgh and Tweedbank - marks a modern-day revival for the railways

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From a very young age Julian Holland has had a fascination with railways. He is a writer and photographer on many railway books, including the highly acclaimed and award winning The Times Mapping the Railways (2011), Exploring Britain's Lost Railways (2013) and Great Railway Journeys of the World (HarperCollins, 2014). As well as being passionate about train travel, Julian is a leading commentator in the media on railways.

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