Running on Rails (SLP)

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A fascinating journey along Britain’s railways, old and new. Over many years of friendship and a shared enthusiasm for transport, authors John Legg and Ian Peaty have observed and ridden on many railways around Great Britain, including the national railway network, heritage lines and industrial sites.

Running on Rails gathers together an assortment of these railways, illustrating and providing pen portraits of all of them, together with some maps and plans, and a selection of Ian Peaty’s paintings.

The variety is far-reaching and eclectic, from Eurostars and the Channel Tunnel to steam on Scotland’s West Highland Line. In between we are taken on a journey through industrial railways constructed for the brewing industry, quarrying and general manufacturing, by way of tourist lines, narrow gauge railways and modern freight operations. Even Rowland Emmett’s eccentric Far Tottering and Oystercreek Railway, demonstrated at the 1951 Festival of Britain, gets a mention!

Some of the content may be familiar, some most definitely not. Some lines are household names, and some many people may not even know existed. But they can all be found within the pages of Running on Rails. An entertaining and sometimes fascinating collection! 192 pages. Hardback

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