Britain's Heritage Railways by Andy Chard

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By Andy Chard. This title from Platform 5 is the complete guide to every standard gauge heritage railway in Great Britain.

More than 100 railways are listed, which together have restored and preserved hundreds of miles of railway lines and thousands of items of rolling stock. Britain’s Heritage Railways contains a brief history of each line and has useful visitor information, with details of interesting features and attractions at every site and nearby. Contact details, how to get there and opening times are provided for each railway.

For those who enjoy greater detail, there are accurate line mileage figures and a list of all main line locomotives, industrial locomotives and multiple units at each site – a total of over 2,000 vehicles. The railway’s history and details of all future extension plans complement the numerical data.

Britain’s Heritage Railways is divided into eight geographical areas, each with its own map showing the location of each heritage railway. A complete list of locomotive builders is included, along with a section covering proposed heritage lines.

Heritage railways now form a significant part of Britain’s tourism and leisure industry, each attracting tens or hundreds of thousands of annual visitors. This book introduces a vast variety of journeys which mingle history and charm in every corner of the country.

Well illustrated in colour throughout. 192 pages. Published 2019.

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