Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide (full edition)


Author: George Bradshaw
Publisher: Old House Books
ISBN: 9781908402479
Category: Transportation
Page: 1560
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Following its bestselling edition of Bradshaw's Handbook 1863, Old House brings you this fascinating guide to Europe's rail network on the very brink of the First World War. Published in 1913, it is divided into three sections: timetables for services covering the continent, short guides to each city and notable destination and features, and a wealth of advertisements and ephemeral materials concerning hotels, restaurants and services that might be required by the early twentieth century traveller by rail. It affords a fascinating glimpse of fin de siècle Europe and of a transport network that was shortly to be devastated by the greatest war the world had ever seen.

Bradshaw's Guide


Author: George Bradshaw
Publisher: Middleton Press (MD)
ISBN: 9781908174055
Category: Great Britain
Page: 624
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Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide

1853 Railway Handbook of Europe
Author: George Bradshaw
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008201272
Category:
Page: 480
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An enlarged facsimile edition of Bradshaw's descriptive railway handbook of Europe originally published in 1853. Bradshaw's original tourist guide to rail travel is the star of the BBC's television series 'Great Continental Railway Journeys' as used by Michael Portillo. Produced in 1853 at a time that the railways became essential for tourism as well as infrastructure. This new larger format facsimile edition gives you the chance to explore what is now common, through the eyes of a continent for whom rail travel was still a novelty of the age. Providing a fascinating view of European railway travel in the nineteenth century. This Bradshaw's Continental Handbook has been recreated from the Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide and General Handbook Illustrated with Local and other Maps 'special edition' from 1853 and also Bradshaw's General Shareholders Manual and Directory 1853. Maps which appear as pull outs throughout the original text have been moved to a section after the main book. In order to make the original documents easier to interpret this edition has been published at a slightly enlarged scale.

BradshawÂ?s Continental Railway Guide (full edition)


Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1908402695
Category: Transportation
Page: 1560
View: 3586

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Following its bestselling edition of Bradshaw's Handbook 1863, Old House brings you this fascinating guide to Europe's rail network on the very brink of the First World War. Published in 1913, it is divided into three sections: timetables for services covering the continent, short guides to each city and notable destination and features, and a wealth of advertisements and ephemeral materials concerning hotels, restaurants and services that might be required by the early twentieth century traveller by rail. It affords a fascinating glimpse of fin de siècle Europe and of a transport network that was shortly to be devastated by the greatest war the world had ever seen.

Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Complete Edition


Author: George Bradshaw
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1844861813
Category: Transportation
Page: 1426
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Hard to put down ... truthful and opinionated, often funny but never predictable ... the finest travelling companion.' – Michael Portillo on Bradshaw Unavailable for many years and much sought after, this classic guide book is now faithfully reissued for a new generation. Bradshaw's Railway Handbook was originally published in 1866 under the title Bradshaw's Handbook for Tourists in Great Britain and Ireland. It appeared in four volumes as a comprehensive handbook for domestic tourists, offering a detailed view of English life in the Victorian age. Now available to a new generation of readers, it will appeal to railway, steam and transport enthusiasts, local historians, and anyone with an interest in British heritage, the Victorian period, or the nation's industrial past.

Great Continental Railway Journeys


Author: Michael Portillo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471151506
Category: Travel
Page: 256
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Great Continental Railway Journeysis now a firmly established series on BBC2, following in the illustrious tracks of its predecessor - Great British Railway Journeys. Both series are fronted by ex-politician Michael Portillo and in this European odyssey he travels around continental Europe, using George Bradshaw's1913 Continental Railway Guide. Now coming up for its fourth instalment this autumn, Portillo guides the train-travelling fan across Europe arriving at a myriad of magical and historically fascinating cities we all dream of travelling to by train. From London, to Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Copenhagen, Oslo, Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Prague, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Budapest, St Petersburg; all the way down to Constantinople, Haifa and Jerusalem - Portillo describes the great feats of engineering that built the various railway lines connecting Europe and further afield and the men and women who made these journeys famous through their deeds and words. The new series (6x1-hour) will transmit in early November 2015, and this book will be the official, lavishly illustrated tie-in covering every single journey Portillo has undertaken across Europe. Capturing all the colour, beauty, excitement and fervour of journeying across this historic continent can muster. A must-have purchase for any armchair fan of unique and award-winning travel programming.

Appleton's Railway Guide to the USA and Canada


Author: D. Appleton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
ISBN: 9781471159947
Category: Travel
Page: 640
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A facsimile edition of the classic 1879 travel guide—often referred to as “Appleton’s Guide”—that inspired the Great American Railroad Journeys PBS television series with Michael Portillo. Appleton’s Railway Guide to the United States & Canada was originally published in two volumes, describing the variety of attractions offered in each North American town or city the train traveler would encounter along the railway system's numerous routes. It was the first tourist guide specifically organized around railway journeys, offering a rare glimpse through the carriage window of a continent lost to history. As with many guidebooks of the era, Appleton Guides became obsolete as routes and destinations became less popular and new guidebooks took their place. Both these volumes became collector’s items due to their rarity, until now. An unprecedented snapshot of North America in the 1870s, Appleton’s Railway Guide is a must-have for any travel and railway enthusiast, historian, and fan of Americana.

Great British Railway Journeys


Author: Charlie Bunce
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007413211
Category: Travel
Page: 256
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The Sunday Times Bestseller A glorious insight into Britain over the last 150 years - its history, landscape and people - from the window of Britain’s many and magnificent railway journeys.

Great American Railroad Journeys


Author: Michael Portillo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471151522
Category: Travel
Page: 256
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Great American Railroad Journeys sees the famous brand of social-history-cum-travelogue venture to the New World. Across multiple programmes and using Appleton's General Guide To The United States & Canada as reference, Michael Portillo now undertakes an epic trip by train from New York and Boston on the East Coast down to the Deep South of Atlanta and New Orleans, then on to Chicago, Colorado, New Mexico and ultimately finishing in San Francisco. This lavishly illustrated official tie-in covers each journey Portillo makes across North America and captures the colour, beauty, history and exhilaration experienced when journeying through this incredible continent. Packed with new maps, as well as originals from Appleton's General Guide, this book explores the construction of rail routes across the continent in the 1800s, as a new nation was built by the immigrant masses. Truly this is a colourful and exciting enterprise, with vignettes of revealing social history displaying the rich tapestry of the peoples who established themselves in this vast new world. Great American Railroad Journeys is a must-have purchase for any fan of this unique and award-winning travel series.

Europe by Rail

The Definitive Guide
Author: Nicky Gardner,Susanne Kries
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783945225011
Category: Europe
Page: 512
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"Whether you are making a long `grand tour' or just planning a couple of weekend breaks, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book is shaped around 50 key routes which span mainland Europe. Each route can be followed in its entirety or used as a building block in a longer itinerary. Beyond the main routes, there are pointers to branch lines and less frequented railways. Written by two highly experienced travellers, the book contains useful tips about how to plan your journey, what tickets to buy and where to stop off along the way. There are special sections for holders of rail passes, including Interrail and Eurail, as well as information on night and cruise trains. The country guide summarizes key information about travelling by train through each of the 48 countries listed. Apart from being full of good advice and up-to-date information, the book is also a good read. With its nicely opinionated style and lots of cameo accounts of travel history, there's plenty here for armchair travellers too."--

Around the World in Eighty Days


Author: Jules Verne,George Makepeace Towle
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105107094
Category: Voyages around the world
Page: 416
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"Phileas Fogg bets his fortune he can travel across the globe in eighty days. But the day he leaves on his journey, the Bank of London is robbed, and Fogg is identified by the nefarious Detective Fix as the chief suspect. Fogg races against time and geography to save a princess and prove his innocence." -- cover p. [iv].

Bradshaws Enlarged Handbook


Author: George Bradshaw
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780007591893
Category: Great Britain
Page: 560
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Bradshaw’s descriptive railway handbook of Great Britain and Ireland, a tourist guide to rail travel and the star of the television series Great British Railway Journey, has been enlarged into this facsimile edition of the original 1861 printing. Produced in 1861 at the time that the railways became essential for tourism as well as infrastructure, this addition to the collection provides a chance to explore what is now common, through the eyes of a nation for whom rail travel was still a novelty of the age. This enlarged facsimile provides a fascinating view of railway travel in the 19th century.

Bradshaw’s International Air Guide, 1934


Author: George Bradshaw
Publisher: Old House Books
ISBN: 9781908402578
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
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First published in 1934, this facsimile reproduction captures air travel's exhilarating golden age when ordinary citizens took to the skies and the Bradshaw guides were the most popular handbooks of the day in planning trips in Great Britain by airplane. It includes information on international airports, passenger fares, timetables and features a vintage double-sized map of flight routes originating from the UK to points all around the world.

Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Vol 1

London and its environs (Kent, Sussex, Hants, Dorset, Devon, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight)
Author: George Bradshaw
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1844861635
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
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Bradshaw's Railway Handbook was originally published in 1866 under the title Bradshaw's Handbook for Tourists in Great Britain and Ireland. It appeared in four volumes as a comprehensive handbook for domestic tourists, offering a detailed view of English life in the Victorian age. Conway is proud to announce the reissue of the first volume of this series, which purportedly focuses on London and its environs - but actually deals with a broad swathe of English metropolitan, suburban and rural landscape (Kent, Sussex, Hants, Dorset, Devon, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight) full of fascinating period detail. Now available to a new generation of readers, it will appeal to railway, steam and transport enthusiasts, local historians, and anyone with an interest in British heritage, the Victorian period, or the nation's industrial past.

Railways of the Great War


Author: Colette Hooper,Michael Portillo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780593074121
Category: Military railroads
Page: 240
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From the exploits of railwaymen at the Front to the secrets of railway spies who worked behind enemy lines; the manufacture of munitions in railway workshops to the role of railways in post-war remembrance âe" this book explores some of the remarkable stories of the railway war. Individually, each illuminates a different aspect of the conflict. Taken together, they provide us with a fresh perspective on the First World War as a whole. The Great War was the quintessential railway war. Railways helped to precipitate this mechanized conflict: they defined how it was fought and kept the home front moving; they conveyed millions to the trenches and evacuated the huge numbers of wounded. The railways sustained a terrible war of attrition and, ultimately, bore witness to its end. In Railways of the Great War, Michael Portillo and Colette Hooper tell the forgotten story of the war on the tracks and explore the numerous ways in which Britainâe(tm)s locomotives, railway companies and skilled railway workforce moulded the course of the conflict. From mobilizing men and moving weapons, to transporting food for troops and later taking grieving relatives to the battlefields on which their loved ones had fallen, the railways played a central role throughout this turbulent period in our history.

The Great Railway Bazaar


Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054752515X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.

Bradshaw's Canals and Navigable Rivers

Of England and Wales
Author: George Bradshaw
Publisher: Old House
ISBN: 9781908402141
Category: England
Page: 496
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'Bradshaw's Canals and Navigable Rivers' not only offers fascinating insights into the routes and uses of the waterways themselves, but commentary on rural features and social life in and around each navigable stretch.

Bradshaw's Guide to Brunel's Railways

Swindon to South Wales
Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc
ISBN: 9781445621777
Category: Transportation
Page: 96
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Brunel and Bradshaw were close contemporaries. One became Britain's most celebrated engineer, driving his iron rails across the country, while the other brought the experience of rail travel to the masses through his timetables and guide books. Although the GWR mainline from London to Bristol had opened in 1840, the through journey across southern Wales to Neyland in Pembrokeshire - where Brunel planned to connect with his transatlantic steamships - only become possible after the opening of the Chepstow Bridge over the Wye and the completion of the line just a few years before Brunel's death. 'Bradshaw's Guides were invaluable in their time and they provide the modern-day reader with a fascinating insight into the nineteenth century rail traveller's experience.' Bradshaw's guide gives the reader a unique insight into the new world of the Victorian railways and goes beyond the engineering aspects of the line to record the sights to be seen in the towns and cities encountered along the route. Brunel expert John Christopher presents Bradshaw's original account as a journey from Swindon up to Gloucester and across South Wales. Branch lines to Cheltenham, Ross, Hereford, Neath and Merthyr are included. The text is annotated and accompanied by contemporary images as well as many new colour photographs of the same journey today.