The Trains Now Departed

Author: Michael Williams
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409052346
File Size: 63,62 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 7238
Download

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...well, 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 panting up the embankment? These are the ghosts of The Trains Now Departed. They are the railway lines, and services that ran on them that have disappeared and gone forever. Our lost legacy includes lines prematurely axed, often with a gripping and colourful tale of their own, as well as marvels of locomotive engineering sent to the scrapyard, and grand termini felled by the wrecker's ball. Then there are the lost delights of train travel, such as haute cuisine in the dining car, the grand expresses with their evocative names, and continental boat trains to romantic far-off places. The Trains Now Departed tells the stories of some of the most fascinating lost trains of Britain, vividly evoking the glories of a bygone age. In his personal odyssey around Britain Michael Williams tells the tales of the pioneers who built the tracks, the yarns of the men and women who operated them and the colourful trains that ran on them. It is a journey into the soul of our railways, summoning up a magic which, although mired in time, is fortunately not lost for ever. THIS EDITION REVISED AND UPDATED TO INCLUDE MAPS.
The Trains Now Departed
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Michael Williams
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-07 - Publisher: Random House

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...well, who
On the Slow Train Again
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Michael Williams
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-07 - Publisher: Random House

Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the 'train to the end of the world' running for more than four splendid hours through lake, loch and moorland from Inverness to Wick, the most northerly
Steaming to Victory
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Michael Williams
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-16 - Publisher: Random House

In the seven decades since the darkest moments of the Second World War it seems every tenebrous corner of the conflict has been laid bare, prodded and examined from every perspective of military and social history. But there is a story that has hitherto been largely overlooked. It is a
On The Slow Train
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Michael Williams
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: Random House

This beautifully-packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next, the journey meaning nothing but time lost in crowded carriages, condemned by broken timetables. On the Slow Train will reconnect with that long-missed need
American Now Departed: How to Save a Life
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jordan Harms
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Lulu.com

Books about American Now Departed: How to Save a Life