All Aboard!: Remembering Britain's Railways

All Aboard!: Remembering Britain's Railways

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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.

Transport: general interest, History and Archaeology, Economics - Finance - Business and Management, Lifestyle - Hobbies and Leisure


Julian Holland

256 pages

H: 210mm W: 148mm Spine: 15mm

Weight: 540 grams