Description - The Shakespeare Express: A Journey in Steam by Andrew Britton
This book is a guide to the GWR's Birmingham to Stratford-on-Avon line, commonly called the Shakespeare Line. Although the main line closed south of Stratford in 1967, regular heritage services still run between Birmingham and Stratford using real working GWR steam locomotives. Exploring the rich history of the route of the Shakespeare Express this new guide contains photographs of the line in its heyday during the 1950s and 1960s, complete with gradient profiles and maps, and unique artefacts such as tickets, handbills and timetables. It follows the route of the Shakespeare Express route from Birmingham Snow Hill, Tyseley, along the North Warwickshire line through Hall Green, Shirley, Earlswood, Henley in Arden to Stratford-upon-Avon, returning through Claverdon, Hatton, Lapworth, Knowle & Dorridge, Solihull, Olton, Acock's Green, Moor Street to Snow Hill. As well as covering the many features along the way to be seen through the carriage window, the book is packed with fascinating nostalgic detail and reminiscences from the days of steam.
It will appeal to a wide market of those interested in the history of the local area, visitors to the local heritage railway attractions and those travelling on the Shakespeare Express.
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(250mm x 220mm x mm)
Ian Allan Publishing
Publisher: Crecy Publishing
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