Britain from the Rails

by Benedict le Vay

Britain from the Rails

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A quirky and fascinating guide to Britain's railways, Bradt's Britain from the Rails is perfect not only as an entertaining armchair read but as a handy guidebook to help readers explore the country at a slower, more personal pace. This expanded and updated second edition has an attractive fresh design, clear maps and a new section on 'Britain's Secret Railways'. Full of fascinating titbits, weird accidents and odd characters, it is a thorough and humorous collection perfect for commuters and local history fans alike. With the number of 'staycations' on the rise and increased interest in lowering one's carbon footprint, this guide helps those who don't, can't or won't drive or fly. Author Benedict Le Vey is a national newspaper sub-editor who has also written Bradt's popular Eccentric titles.

About the author

Benedict le Vay is the author of several of Bradt's Eccentric guides including Eccentric Britain. He says, 'I've asked for my ashes to be blasted from the chimney of my favourite steam locomotive at my funeral. Hasn't everybody?'



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'Rediscover the romance of train travel with the help of Britain from the Rails.' Sunday Mail

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Easy to read, perfect companion for your rail travels in Britain
Review by Thierry
Nicely written, this book makes you want take every rail line described by the author.
It contains a number of anecdotes and tips on the lines.
Read it before you travel to get some ideas, read it while you travel for more information on the lines and read it afterwards as a souvenir of your trip!
You don't have to be a rail freak to read this book, but this book will surely make you one!

Missing an update on the brand new Borders Railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank...
(Posted on 07/03/2016)

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