The Railway Preservation Revolution

The Railway Preservation Revolution

A History of Britain's Heritage Railways

Hardback302pp Illustrated244x170mm

9781473891173     Product Code: 508653

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Discussing the challenges of renovating engines and rolling stock and retaining authenticity while running a working railway in the 21st century, this volume traces the history of the preservation movement in Britain. A few shoestring operations in the 1960s have become over 100 heritage railways today, the focus of the enthusiasts that run them shifting from simply saving locomotives from the scrapheap or keeping cherished branch lines alive to running timetabled routes and developing as significant tourist attractions.

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