Life Along the Line: A Nostalgic Celebration of Railways and Railway People Hardcover – 24 Sep 2010
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Atterbury's observational skills and imaginative interpretations draw readers into pictures brought vividly to life. […] it offers a charming - and often suprising - social history of how the railway touched lives in so many ways. --Jill Murdoch
filled with fascinating archive photographs. --Sarah Clarke
the book will appeal not just to train lovers but anyone interested in social history and nostalgia. --unknown author
a visual celebration of life on and around the railways. […] a lavish, coffee-table book full of interesting material to pore over. […] an excellent showcase of classic images and photographs. --unknown author
deeply evocative. […] All respects of this notable publication are of such a high standard, that many of those who read it could well join their ranks. --Ted Sherrell
a visual feast --unknown author
ideal for dipping in and out of.
an evocative picture of a golden age. --Christian Wolmar
Invitation to paradise […] a lavishly illustrated hardback --unknown author
a fascinating collection of photographs, postcards, brochures, badges and other 'railwayana'. --Jeremy Miles
a delightful, nostalgic look at train travel […] a celebration of the 'glory days' of Britain's rail network --Choice Magazine
An eclectic and extensive mix of illustrations, from photos of stations and staff, to timetables, tickets and other railway ephemera, offer a different view of Britain's railways. --Mark Whitley, The Countryman
About the Author
Paul Atterbury is a long-time expert on BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow, and has written on railways, Victorian culture and arts, as well as many other topics. He is also the author of Along Country Lines, Branch Line Britain and Along Lost Lines. Paul lives in a converted railway carriage in Dorset.
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The first chapter (At your service) features station staff and train staff, with many pictures through the ages, thereby providing a potted pictorial history of changes in uniforms. The second chapter (Keeping them running) focuses on signalmen, platelayers and engineering works employees The third chapter (On lesser lines) focuses on industrial railways, goods traffic and narrow gauge railways. The fourth chapter (Taking the train) is all about passengers, but looks in particular at going to work, women and children, party outings, cheap tickets and the royal family.Read more ›
I don't know how he finds the time to keep producing these raiway books because of his appearances on the Antiques Road Show.
It is a phtographic record of the railway life in days gone by. He must spend a great amount of time when setting out to write his books on railways just gathering up archive photos and ephemera to feature in his books.
It's a good job that there are plenty of photos taken years ago that are still around so that anyone interested in railway history can get to see them.
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Birthday present for my husband - he is thrilled! Says it has some really interesting photographs.Published 3 months ago by technilliterate
Paul Atterbury's railway book are excellent. Highly recommended.Published 20 months ago by neil goodwillie
This book coveres an interesting area of Britian at such a wodnerful time. The photos are superb and bring the stoyr of the railways to life.Published on 22 April 2014 by Amazon Customer
Cover 5.0 /5.0 Tells one exactly what the book is about by the association of children with steam trains. Read more
Purchased as a gift for my husband, a great fan of Paul Atterbury. This book lives up to all his expectations.Published on 11 Nov. 2013 by Janet J