|Hardback Version (also available as Softback Version). There's a magical romance about train travel that no other form of transport can capture. Unlike other rail-based guides, this is not a backpacker's manual on how to travel cheaply and quickly and what to do once you get there. Instead, this is a leisurely sojourn around the country, an indulgent, care-free and relaxing journey which notices and explains what other guides don't. What to see from the train,historical anecdotes about the development of the railways, explanations of how the rail system works, railway traditions, branch line explorations, descriptions of the most scenic routes and a whole lot more are covered in a style which makes for a perfect armchair read, whether from home or on the rails. Published in hardback with illustrated dust jacket and filled with a mix of line drawings, black-and-white photographs and full-colour images, Britain from the Rails is ideal for gift or self-purchase with guaranteed appeal for leisure travellers and rail fanatics alike. This is a travel classic of our times, the Wainwright of the rails. Details the best routes in Britain, with practical information and quirky tales Rail travel taps into the burgeoning eco-tourism market Helps visitors to Britain, and the British themselves, explore the country's landscapes, and heritage of castles, pubs and country towns (not forgetting viaducts, stations and tunnels)|
- Introduction Rail Britannia!
- 1 The Glorious East Coast Main Line to Scotland
- 2 Scotland: Rails to Romance and Beauty
- 3 The North of England: Chuffing eck, Thats Grand!
- 4 Great Western: Gods Wonderful Railway
- 5 Wales Rails
- 6 East Anglia: A Circular Tour to see the best of this unique Region
- 7 South Western from Waterloo: Take me to the Sunshine
- 8 South and Southeast: From Dirty Weekends to Bo Peep
- 9 Fare Dos, and Fare Donts
- Appendix 1 The Inside Track: Look, Learn and Enjoy the Railway World
- Appendix 2 Useful Information