For many parts of Britain steam fans and local people combined to take over favourite stretches of railway and, by the dint of much hard work, started running trains again, often worked by steam. There are now many thriving preserved railways and railway societies and museums, so that the public may again enjoy travelling behind a shining steam locomotive. In this book fifty-seven are described, not all former BR lines, which, by being revived or by having survived against the odds, deserve to be called preserved railways.
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(177mm x 113mm x 70mm)
Shire Publications Ltd
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Author Biography - F.G. Cockman
The late F. G. Cockman travelled over half a amillion miles by train in Britain and on the Continent, and after his retirement he devoted his time to writing articles on railway subjects and to lecturing. His published Shire books include 'Discovering Lost Railways'; 'British Railways Steam Locomotives', 'Railway Architecture'.