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The Times Golden Years of Rail Travel

Author: Julian Holland and Times Books
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: 03-10-2019
ISBN: 978-0-00-832375-2
Pages: 272

Regular price RRP £30.00 - Out of stock special offer


Celebrate the heyday of passenger rail travel around Britain with this beautiful Times railway book.

Take a journey back to the boom time for Britain’s railways, through a unique collection of fascinating stories, photographs, posters and railway ephemera.

Leading railway author Julian Holland tells the story of an evocative period in Britain’s railway history – gone forever but never forgotten.

Explore a century of rail travel in Britain, covering three important periods:

  • Late 19th century to 1922. The zenith of Britain’s railways, with 120 companies operating
  • 1923 to 1947. Railway companies are grouped into the ‘Big Four’
  • 1948 to 1994. Nationalization heralds the era of British Railways

The Golden Years of Rail Travel is the perfect gift for all rail enthusiasts.