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The Railway Pocket Bible (Pocket Bibles) Hardcover – 13 Jul 2011

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Bibles (13 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907087230
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907087233
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 2.1 x 18.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 447,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For everything there is to know about railways - from the station platform and steam trains to the very tracks they ride on - this is your complete guide.

Perfect for anyone who loves railways and trains, The Railway Pocket Bible is a comprehensive guide covering fascinating railway history and trivia from around the world, including:

  • Profiles of famous locomotives from the Flying Scotsman to the Tornado
  • The grand architecture and design behind historic stations
  • Railway history from the first steam train to the Eurostar
  • The best trains in film, books and television
  • Fabulous routes with spectacular views through the heart of the coutryside

A must have for any dedicated rail fan.

"If God had intended us to fly, he would never have given us the railroads." Michael Flanders

"There was no doubt in my mind that steam engines all had definite personalities." Rev.W.Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine

"Railway terminii are our gates to the glorious and the unknown." E.M. Forster

"The introduction of so powerful an agent as steam to a carriage on wheels will make a great change in the situation of man." Thomas Jefferson

"I'm a great model railway enthusiast." Rod Stewart

About the Author

Andrew has been involved in railways since his teens, and can be found most weekends on one of several heritage lines around the UK, either in the cab of a steam engine or at the lineside photographing it. In his spare time he writes for a number of transport publications.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Miriam Bridge on 9 Nov. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I brought this for my father-in-law and he absolutley loved it. It's got a lovely dust cover plus it's hardback with an embellished spine. It looks really elegant. It's also really involved and has lots of facts and trivia which he really enjoyed. It covers famous trains and busiest stations and is a great gift if you've got anyone who loves trains in your family or circle of friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Critchley on 22 Dec. 2012
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Railway Geeks will love this- I got it for my sister's boyfriend for Xmas- Perfect condition and sure he will really enjoy it :-)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robin Whitworth on 20 Jun. 2012
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This is another of the concise books on railways of which there has been a profusion recently. It is full of interesting facts, and would make an ideal present or stocking filler for anyone with a general interest in transport and railways.
This is however not at all suitable for the committed railway historian or enthusiast, who would find little that they did not already know, or have to hand in other books.The information contained within is superficial and lacks detail. Julian Holland's books of similar format contain much more interesting information.
One point in this books favour however is the relatively few mistakes. There are however some notable omissions, for example no mention of "Backtrack" in the magazines section. I think that this book tries unsuccessfully to cover to much in a limited number of pages e.g. Model railways in 16 small pages is an impossible task. Also,much of the information is surely common sense. Is there anyone who needs to be explained the roles of a station porter or booking clerk? Throughout the book are regular 'Pocket facts and Tips'.These are particularly trivial and uninteresting.
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