Railways Restored 2012

The Best-Selling Guide to Heritage Railways
Author: Alan C. Butcher
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub
ISBN: 9780711036949
Category: Reference
Page: 240
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Published annually for over thirty years, Railways Restored is regarded as the bible by the railway preservation movement and is well received by reviewers and readers. The book is fully revised to reflect the changes, new schemes, and occasional closures, along with listings of locomotives on site. This new and fully updated volume incorporates a list of major events planned for 2012 along with a vast amount of information useful to visitors to over two hundred railway heritage sites. This is a must-have for any rail enthusiast's collection.

Railway Heritage and Tourism

Global Perspectives
Author: Prof. Michael V. Conlin,Geoffrey R. Bird
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845414403
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 296
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This is the first book of its kind to examine railway heritage in the context of tourism in a comprehensive, internationally relevant manner. It explores the challenges faced by developers and operators of railway heritage destinations including financial, legal and managerial sustainability in the modern tourism industry. These themes are exemplified by a variety of case studies of railway heritage in tourism from regions around the world including North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australasia. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars of cultural tourism as well as researchers and practitioners of industrial heritage tourism, along with graduate and senior undergraduate students.

The Rough Guide to Wales


Author: Catherine Le Nevez,Paul Whitfield
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1409359050
Category: Travel
Page: 488
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The Rough Guide to Wales is the ultimate travel guide to this ancient and fascinating country with clear, colour maps and extensive coverage of Wales' best attractions and quietest corners. Discover Wales' highlights with superb photography and detailed information on everything from stately castles to wild mountain walks. Find practical advice on what to see and do in Wales, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, B&Bs, restaurants and pubs for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Wales includes in-depth coverage of the intriguing history, music, poetry and language of this lyrical land, plus top tips on watching wildlife, the best beaches and the finest steam railways. Explore every corner of this Celtic country, taking part in coasteering and mountain biking, or attending events as diverse as bog snorkelling, Hay-on-Wye's wonderful book festival and the national eisteddfod. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Wales.

Railway Days Out

A Visitor's Guide to Britain's Railway Heritage
Author: Julian Holland
Publisher: Aa Pub
ISBN: 9780749573379
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
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A handy practical guide to more than 340 days out at Britain's heritage railways, museums, narrow gauge lines, and miniature railways. The recent growth of preserved railways, railway museums, and main line steam activity has been phenomenal. Railway Days Out is a practical guide to more than 340 restored railways, museums, and steam events enjoyed by millions of people—an important part of Britain's heritage and tourism industry. The book's handy format and clear layout make it an ideal traveling companion and reference book for the families and railway enthusiasts alike.

Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway


Author: Lonely Planet,Simon Richmond,Mark Baker,Stuart Butler,Trent Holden,Adam Karlin,Michael Kohn,Tom Masters,Leonid Ragozin,Regis St Louis
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1787019578
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze through the window at the unfurling landscape as you pass, glimpse Lake Baikal, Russia’s sacred sea, or gawk at Moscow’s Kremlin at one end of your journey and Beijing’s Forbidden City at the other end; all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – the history of the railway, history of Siberian travel, Russian culture & cuisine, Mongolian culture & cuisine, Chinese culture & cuisine, landscapes & wildlife Covers Moscow, St Petersburg, Beijing, the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Mongolian, Trans-Manchurian and Baikal-Amur Mainline routes and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: : Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway, our most comprehensive guide to the Trans-Siberian Railway, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on Russia or China? Check out Lonely Planet’s Russia or China for a comprehensive look at all that these countries have to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

Working Steam


Author: James Roy Carter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780905389004
Category: Locomotives
Page: 109
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China by Rail


Author: Douglas Streatfeild-James,Dominic Streatfeild-James
Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
ISBN: 9781873756157
Category: China
Page: 384
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The guide to China for rail travellers. Most visitors use the comprehensive rail system to get around. This guide takes in all the main attractions, with full details of where to stay and where to eat - for all budgets. Beijing, Hong Kong and 32 towns covered in detail.

Maintaining and Repairing Your Scale Model Trains


Author: Jim Volhard
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780890243244
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 80
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Save money and avoid repair shops! Learn fundamental repair skills through simple, step-by-step instructions, photos, and illustrations. You'll be able to maintain and repair DC-powered scale model locomotives, rolling stock, and layouts. Also includes various enhancement projects.

The Rough Guide to New England


Author: Sarah Hull
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409359719
Category: Travel
Page: 552
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The Rough Guide to New England is the ultimate travel guide to this compellingly historic region, packed with comprehensive coverage of every attraction. Honest, accurate reviews, detailed practical information, new top 5 lists, insider tips and illuminating photographs throughout will ensure that your visit is a truly memorable one. Discover New England's highlights with in-depth accounts on everything from apple picking and beachcombing to Yankee cooking and zip lines. Hike the Appalachian Trail, or meander down country roads amid autumn foliage; savour New England's best clam chowder, regional beer and blueberry pie; spot a lighthouse, or even a whale; and walk in the footsteps of revolutionaries. Explore it all with our inspiring new itineraries, up-to-date descriptions and stylish colour maps pinpointing New England's best hotels, shops, restaurants and drinking taverns, for every budget. Make the most of your time, with The Rough Guide to New England Now available in ePub format..

Bradshaw's Guide


Author: George Bradshaw
Publisher: Middleton Press (MD)
ISBN: 9781908174055
Category: Great Britain
Page: 624
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756695724
Category: Travel
Page: 800
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Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA is your indispensable guide to every corner of America. The fully updated guide includes unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of cities and towns. DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of this vast nation by regions, from local festivals and markets to day trips outside of large cities. Detailed listings will guide you to hotels, restaurants, bars, and shopping for all budgets, while practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus, or car. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA truly shows you this country as no one else can.

The Railways

Nation, Network and People
Author: Simon Bradley
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847653529
Category: Transportation
Page: 516
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Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2015 Currently filming for BBC programme Full Steam Ahead Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network also exerts a fascination all its own. From the classical grandeur of Newcastle station to the ceaseless traffic of Clapham Junction, from the mysteries of Brunel's atmospheric railway to the lost routines of the great marshalling yards, Simon Bradley explores the world of Britain's railways, the evolution of the trains, and the changing experiences of passengers and workers. The Victorians' private compartments, railway rugs and footwarmers have made way for air-conditioned carriages with airline-type seating, but the railways remain a giant and diverse anthology of structures from every period, and parts of the system are the oldest in the world. Using fresh research, keen observation and a wealth of cultural references, Bradley weaves from this network a remarkable story of technological achievement, of architecture and engineering, of shifting social classes and gender relations, of safety and crime, of tourism and the changing world of work. The Railways shows us that to travel through Britain by train is to journey through time as well as space.

Michelin Green Guide Great Britain


Author: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Publisher: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
ISBN: 2067182323
Category: Travel
Page: 544
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This eBook version of the Green Guide Great Britain by Michelin features the best of Great Britain, its three unique countries and dozens of different cultures and landscapes. Tours, maps, full-color photos, illustrations and plenty of fascinating sidebars help you to explore this island where heritage, history and high culture play a continuing role, but nothing stands still for long. Whether walking among the Victoriana of Tunbridge Wells, taking a tour of the British Museum, or beach-hopping on the Pembrokeshire coast, Michelin's celebrated star-rating system and respected maps make sure you see the best that Great Britain has to offer.

Industrial Heritage Re-tooled

The TICCIH Guide to Industrial Heritage Conservation
Author: James Douet
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131542651X
Category: Social Science
Page: 255
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This volume comprises the authoritative work from the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage – the international group dedicated to industrial archaeology and heritage – detailing the latest approaches to the conservation of the global industrial heritage. With contributions from over thirty specialists in archaeology and industrial heritage, Industrial Heritage Re-tooled establishes the first set of comprehensive best practices for the management, conservation, and interpretation of historical industrial sites. This book:-defines the meaning and scope of industrial heritage within an international context;-addresses the identification and conservation of the material remains of industry;-covers subjects as diverse as documentation and recording of industrial heritage, industrial tourism, and the teaching of industrial heritage in museums, schools, and universities.

Through the Window

The Great Western Railway from Paddington to Penzance 1924
Author: Great Western Railway,Edwa Allhusen
Publisher: Old House Books
ISBN: 9781873590751
Category: Transportation
Page: 125
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This book was first published by The Great Western Railway in 1924 to enhance the enjoyment of their passengers on the 305 mile journey from Paddington to Penzance. Maps, line drawings and information about the towns and villages describe the glorious countryside of southern England that could be seen from the windows of The Cornish Riviera Express. This new edition includes 20 pages from Bradshaw s Railway timetables at the time this book was first published. Do you yearn for the days when train journeys were a pleasure? The creaking timbers of the carriages; the aroma of steam and smoke; the rattle and clank of points and the sudden sound of the whistle as you pass an unmanned crossing? This was when the sedate pace of the train, with windows held open by a thick leather strap, allowed time to watch the world go by. How much more you could see in those days! This book was published by The GWR to help their customers enjoy the experience. Each spread has a map and exquisite line drawings describing about six miles of the journey with charming descriptions of the long swift journey from London to Land s End that has about it a certain savour of romance, a spice of adventure, which no amount of familiarity of railway travelling can destroy . We read of The Grand Junction Canal with bridges, barges and ducks all doing their best to make it picturesque; crossing the Thames by the widest brick spanned bridge in the world and seeing the river crowded with punts and rowing boats; hurrying through Royal Berkshire where The River Kennet serpentines through a landscape too flat to offer any resistance to its whims and fancies . Across the forbidding expanse of Salisbury Plain, beside The White Horse of Westbury and over the flat lands of Sedgemoor. A glimpse of Exeter Cathedral and the first sight of the sea! On beneath the rugged hills of Dartmoor to the tangled forest of shipping in Plymouth Sound . Over Brunel s vast piece of imagination the Royal Albert Bridge into Cornwall with palms on the platforms and viaducts over wooded valleys. Sandy beaches, rocky headlands and majestic St. Michael s Mount arriving at Penzance in time for tea. This beautifully written book describes more than a wonderful railway journey for it allows us a peep at the great swathe of southern Britain that was so well served by The Great Western Railway."