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Lost Railway Walks Explore More Than 100 of Britain s Lost Railways

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Lost Railway Walks

Author : Julian Holland
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More than 100 walks across the length and breadth of Britain's lost railway lines. Each walk includes a short history of the railway before it closed, a description of what can be seen along it today, practical details such as car parking, access by public transport, a detailed route map and historical and modern day photographs. 4,500 miles of railway and 2,000 stations were closed between 1963 and the mid-1970s. While many of these still remain hidden away in the undergrowth or have been lost to road improvements and urban or industrial development, a growing number continue to be slowly reopened both as recreational footpaths and cycleways and as wildlife corridors. Some of our lost railways have also been incorporated into long distance paths, while they all form wildlife corridors in which butterflies, birds, small mammals and wild flowers flourish. They all provide a perfect setting to enjoy a day's walk in the countryside. This extended second edition with 8 new routes including Canterbury to Whitstable, Witham to Maldon, Great Malvern to Ashchurch, Jarrow to Tanfield.

Lost Railway Walks

Author : Julian Holland
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Railway Walks

Author : Martin Green
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England used to enjoy one of the most comprehensive railway networks in Europe. Abandoned railway lines can offer rewarding walks through the heart of the countryside, rich in flora and fauna and littered with examples of Victorian civil engineering. This book features 12 of these walks throughout Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

The Lost Railway Lines of Ayrshire

Author : Alasdair Wham
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Vinter s Railway Gazetteer

Author : Jeff Vinter
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If you have ever wondered what happened to Britain's lost railways and where you can explore this bygone network, then this book is for you - a new and revised edition that brings the routes on offer right up to date. While many old railways have been sold to private owners, there is now a growing network of several thousand miles which one can explore. Ideal for young and old alike, families, those who need an easier walk, railway enthusiasts, walkers, cyclists or just those who are curious about local history, this essential guide will point you in the direction of one of this country's least known national resources - its network of former railway lines, encompassing a wealth of natural and industrial heritage.

Walking Scotland s Lost Railways

Author : Robin Howie
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Scotland still has hundreds of miles of 'dismantled railways', the term used by Ordnance Survey, and the track beds give scope for many walks. Some track beds have been 'saved' as Tarmacadam walkway/cycleway routes while others have become well-trodden local walks. The remainder range from good, to overgrown, to well-nigh impassable in walking quality. This book provides a handy guide to trackbed walks with detailed information and maps. It is enhanced by numerous black and white old railway photographs, recalling those past days, and by coloured photographs that reflect the post-Beeching changes. The integral hand-crafted maps identify the old railway lines and the sites of stations, most of which are now unrecognisable. The 'Railway Age' is summarised and describes the change from 18th century wagon ways and horse traction to the arrival of steam locomotives c.1830. The fierce rivalry that then ensued between the many competing companies as railway development proceeded at a faster pace is recounted. Although walkers may be unaware of the tangled history of the development of the railway system during the Victorian era, many will have heard of, or experienced, the drastic 1960s cuts of the Beeching axe. However, in more recent times Scotland has experienced a railway revival - principally in the Greater Glasgow area but with new stations and station re-openings elsewhere. The long awaited 30-mile Borders Railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank, the longest domestic railway to be built in Britain for more than a century, is something on a very different scale. Early passenger numbers have exceeded expectations and towns served by the line have seen significant economic benefits. Many railway enthusiasts cling to the hope that more lines will be reinstated. Meanwhile, those walks offer a fascinating and varied selection of routes that can fill an afternoon, a day or a long weekend - an ideal opportunity to get walking!

Lost Railways of North and East Yorkshire

Author : Gordon Suggitt
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Traces the history of the area's railway lines from their opening in the 19th century, their heyday around the turn of the century and, in many cases, their closure in the 20th century. Illustrated.

North West Railway Walks

Author : Robin H. Martin
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Collins Britain s Lost Railways

Author : Julian Holland
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Exploring Britain s Lost Railways gives the historical background to over 50 lost railway lines, along with descriptions of the route today for walking and cycling."

The Lost Lines of Britain

Author : Julian Holland
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Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World

Author : Anthony Lambert
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From the great cathedral-like railways stations of the steam age to obscure lines built through spectacular landscapes to open up countries before the advent of motorised road transport, this book is a celebration of our lost railway heritage and the lines that can no longer be travelled. Through stunning images, Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World evokes the romance and drama of these journeys, taking the reader as close as they can possibly get to this lost world of dining cars, sleeping cars, station porters and international rail travel. Organised by continent, all of these routes have stories to tell and the lost journeys are captured in the old postcards and posters that accompany photographs drawn from collections and archives across the world.

Lost Railways of East Anglia

Author : Leslie Oppitz
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Most of East Anglia's railways were built in the second half of the 19th century. Some were closed in the 1930's: many more under Beeching in the 1960's. This illustrated book covers their rise, their heyday and their fall.

Exploring Dumfries Galloway s Lost Railway Heritage

Author : Alasdair Wham
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The Lost Railway Lines of Galloway

Author : Alasdair Wham
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Lost Railways of Hampshire

Author : Leslie Oppitz
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Traces the history of the county's railway lines from their opening in the 19th century, their heyday around the turn of the century and, in many cases, their closure in the 20th century.

Tracing Lost Railways

Author : Trevor Yorke
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The drastic railway closures of the 1960s led to the slow decay and re-purposing of hundreds of miles of railway infrastructure. Though these buildings and apparatus are now ghosts of their former selves, countless clues to our railway heritage still remain in the form of embankments, cuttings, tunnels, converted or tumbledown wayside buildings, and old railway furniture such as signal posts. Many disused routes are preserved in the form of cycle tracks and footpaths. This colourfully illustrated book helps you to decipher the fascinating features that remain today and to understand their original functions, demonstrating how old routes can be traced on maps, outlining their permanent stamp on the landscape, and teaching you how to form a mental picture of a line in its heyday.

Do Not Alight Here

Author : Ben Pedroche
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Guides the reader through London's many remaining disused Underground and main line railway structures. This book includes abandoned tunnels, derelict stations, old trackbeds and more that can be viewed in a series of 12 guided walks and short tube and train journeys, devised and investigated by the author.

Cruickshank s London A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks

Author : Dan Cruickshank
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'The perfect guide to the hidden history of London's streets.' BBC History Magazine In Cruickshank's London, Britain's favourite architectural historian describes thirteen walks through one of the greatest cities on earth. From the mysterious Anglo-Saxon origins of Hampstead Heath, via Christopher Wren's magisterial City churches, to the industrial bustle of Victorian Bermondsey, each walk explores a crucial moment in our history - and reveals how it helped forge the modern city. Along the way, Cruickshank peppers the book with vivid photographs, sketches and maps, so you can immediately follow in his footsteps. Every street in London contains a story. This book invites you to hear them. ___ 'An inspiringly illustrated guide to walks across London . . . It proves how much we can miss if we don't pay close attention to our surroundings.' Country Life 'All power to Cruickshank and his intrepid and knowledgeable kind. We need them.' Times Literary Supplement

Paul Atterbury s Lost Railway Journeys

Author : Paul Atterbury
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"During the 1960s and 1970s Britain was devastated by railway closures and many parts of the country were left without any kjind of railway service. The timetables of the 1950s and early 1960s are therefore filled with journeys which are now either impracticable or impossible, and the landscape of Britain is scattered with the remains of abandoned railways. [This book] is not just about closed lines, it is about memory, nostalgia and imagination. Walking old railways is now a national [pastime], while many miles of lost lines have also been saved as preserved or heritage railways. ..."--Back cover.