Britain from the Rails: A Window Gazer's Guide (Bradt Rail Guides)

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Meet under an iconic station clock. Gather speed as you rattle across junctions and whistle through tunnels and then everything changes. The train draws to a halt in a Welsh country station, winds through a forest high above a Scottish loch, or rolls across the bogs of bleak Rannoch Moor while wild red deer stand and stare. Britain from the Rails travels to a world far from the endless queues and prodding security of ugly airport terminals. It abandons the cars to their motorway jams and soaring gas prices, and revels instead in the gems of Britain’s historic railway system.

 

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Benedict le Vay is the author of several of Bradt’s Eccentric guides including Eccentric Britain. He says: I've asked for my ashes to be blasted from the chimney of my favourite steam locomotive at my funeral. Hasn't everybody?’

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'Whether you're a first-time visitor or time-served commuter, Benedict le Vay's book will open your eyes to the sights and history of Britain's best train journeys. And his choice of the top ten British train routes is spot on!' - Mark Smith, The Man In Seat 61 'A quite superb, indeed incomparable, combination of maps, railway trivia, engineering isights and breathtaking landscape features to look out for.' Michael Gove, The Times "We live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world - sit back, relax and enjoy the ever changing landscape of Britain from the Rails!" Pete Waterman Obe, Chairman of the Waterman Railway Trust "Look out of those train windows and see another Britain. This is a richly researched and fascinating book, with a chuckle and a raised eyebrow at every page." Alastair Sawday 'This elegant guide is perfect for people who really want to know what they are seeing when they idly look out of a train window. The maps and illustrations add to the joy of reading a gorgeous guide.' Adam Trimingham, Brighton Argus Magazine "Britain from the Rails: A Window Gazer's Guide by Benedict le Vay, tells you what you should look out for from your carriage window on rail journeys from Aberdeen to Penzance and all points in between. This is a book that will gladden the hearts of all who love train travel." Frank Barrett, The Mail on Sunday 'Gloriously quirky labour-of-love' Wanderlust 'This fascinating, well-researched book is packed with facts and details on the sights that can be glimpsed from a train window. An invaluable companion for railway window-gazers everywhere.' The Mail on Sunday An excellent and unusual guide to Britain by train.' Tom Hall, The Observer

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