All Aboard!: Remembering Britain’s Railways

Paperback

From best-selling railway expert, Julian Holland, explore Britain’s historical railways in All Aboard.

The history of Britain’s railways is a long and fascinating one, filled with stories of grand endeavours, noted figures and record-breaking feats.

Julian Holland brings together a unique miscellany of intriguing tales and engaging trivia – the perfect collection for every railway enthusiast.

Stories range from Bulleid’s 'Chinese Laundries', trainspotting trips in Wales and Scotland and Liverpool’s ‘Dockers’ Umbrella' to railway artists and clergy, a railway-owned airline and railways that were never built.

Find out about
• The Royal Scot’s 11,000-mile journey in the USA and Canada
• A narrow gauge island railway in the middle of the Bristol Channel
• How the London & South Western Railway saved the British Empire
• Mallard’s unbeaten world speed record of 1938
• How to fly by Great Western Railway from Cardiff to Plymouth
• The 75-mile network of narrow gauge railways on the Isle of Skye
• How another 4,500 miles of railway escaped closure by Dr Beeching

All Aboard is a delightful miscellany for every railway enthusiast, filled with fascinating and obscure stories, facts and figures.

RRP: £14.99

ISBN

978-0-00-846797-5

Publication Date

13-04-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

256 pages

Dimensions

148x210mm

Product Description

From best-selling railway expert, Julian Holland, explore Britain’s historical railways in All Aboard.

The history of Britain’s railways is a long and fascinating one, filled with stories of grand endeavours, noted figures and record-breaking feats.

Julian Holland brings together a unique miscellany of intriguing tales and engaging trivia – the perfect collection for every railway enthusiast.

Stories range from Bulleid’s 'Chinese Laundries', trainspotting trips in Wales and Scotland and Liverpool’s ‘Dockers’ Umbrella' to railway artists and clergy, a railway-owned airline and railways that were never built.

Find out about
• The Royal Scot’s 11,000-mile journey in the USA and Canada
• A narrow gauge island railway in the middle of the Bristol Channel
• How the London & South Western Railway saved the British Empire
• Mallard’s unbeaten world speed record of 1938
• How to fly by Great Western Railway from Cardiff to Plymouth
• The 75-mile network of narrow gauge railways on the Isle of Skye
• How another 4,500 miles of railway escaped closure by Dr Beeching

All Aboard is a delightful miscellany for every railway enthusiast, filled with fascinating and obscure stories, facts and figures.

Author

Julian Holland

From a very young age, Julian Holland has had a fascination with railways. He is the writer and photographer of many bestselling railway books, including the award-winning Mapping the Railways (2011), History of Britain’s Railways (2015) and Golden Years of Rail Travel (2019). As well as being passionate about train travel, Julian is a leading commentator on railways – he travels around Britain giving illustrated lectures and regularly appears as a guest expert on radio and television.