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on 2 November 2011
Excellent articles, but it would have been nice to know that this is a compliation from "Branch Line Britain", "Along Country Lines" and "Along Lost Lines" by Paul Atterbury so if you own any of these you already have some or all the content of this book.

Disappointing, but in fairness, I have now found this information is available by browsing the Copyright sample page; which of course we all do before purchasing.....
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on 2 May 2012
I have always appreicated and enjoyed Paul Atterbury's books on British railway history. However, this book is a serious disappointment since it is largely a compendium (text, pictures, topics) of information published in previous volumes. There is little new material for the series reader in this volume. Nowhere in the sales material for this new volume was it mentioned that the material has been re-published from previous publications.
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on 17 February 2012
As mentioned by previous buyers ALL the material in this book is present in Paul's other works by the same publisher. It's just a shame this is not made made clear before buying except for a note in tiny writing on the copyright page in the preview! The fact though that even judged as a stand-alone work this volume repeats numerous illustrations within itself! As an example; Pages 76 and 77 have nice large colour views of Adderbury and Ryeford (Not "Ryecroft" as captioned) yet these same views are repeated again on pages 98 and 81) This is not an isolated example as the same goes on throughout the book where pictures are used on section heading pages. I rather like Paul's other books with their eclectic mix of pictures, tickets and posters which have a kind of "scrapbook" feel and am in no way knocking his work but the publisher has done him a huge disservice in the way this one has been thrown together. In short, one for the bargain book shops and leaving me feeling somewhat misled.
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on 22 January 2012
What a wonderful, but sad book. Sad that the railways are not there any more, but good in that we can still see traces of what used to be, and be able to walk along some of the old trackbeds. Very interesting and informative. I intend to buy more of Paul Atterbury's books in the near future.
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on 21 December 2011
"Every part of Britain was affected by the Beeching era but country areas suffered the most," believes broadcaster and rail enthusiast Paul Atterbury. "Branch lines and rural routes were particularly hard hit." He traces thirty-six routes that have been abandoned since the 1960s but are nevertheless still rich in railway culture, in a well-illustrated book which is not just about closed lines but "also about memory, nostalgia and imagination".
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on 26 June 2014
This book is a book that focuses on 36 of Britain's Lost Railway Journey's.
If your interested in Rail Journeys' across Britain then this is a Good Colourful Book with lots of pictures and lots of information.
This is not a book for you if your interest is particular regions of Britain's Railways - the chances are your focal point may not come in the author's list of the 36 Lost Railway Journey's.

Thank You!
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on 26 February 2013
As this book is a compilation of routes from three earlier books, I would suggest that if you are interested in reading about as many routes as possible, you would be better off to buy copies of the three original books, they are 'Branch Line Britain', 'Along Lost Lines', and 'Along Country Lines', and it is the first of these three which contains the most routes. The later book 'All Change' is also worth buying for even more routes! Paul's earlier books, 'End of the Line' & 'Discovering Britain's Lost Railways' are also well worth reading; the format is different to the later books, there being much more text. Routes covered in the earlier books are revisited in the later ones, but the two formats are so different, they are both worth reading.
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on 30 December 2011
Book arrived in perfect condition. It arrived well within the time frame and as usual Paul Atterbury's knowledgeable writing and the glorious pictures contained therein did not disappoint. Thank you for a brilliant service.
Paul Atterbury's Lost Railway Journeys: Re-Discover 36 Lost Railway Routes
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on 4 July 2012
I purchased this for an older relative, he was very pleased with it and found it informative and interesting. It's crammed with photographs of high quality making it a superb book all round.
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on 25 January 2013
Bought as a present for a railway enthusiast who found it wide ranging and well produced. It is an overview but would lead you to look into the lines in more detail.
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