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Steam Trains Today

(2021)
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After the Beeching cuts of the 1960s, many railways were 'rationalised' and gradually shut down. Rural communities were isolated without ready access to the main lines and steam trains slowly gave way to diesel and electric traction. But some people were not prepared to let the romance of train travel die. Thanks to their efforts, many of these lines passed into community ownership and are now booming with new armies of dedicated volunteers.

Andrew Martin goes out to meet these enthusiasts and find out just what it is about preserved railways which makes people so devoted. From the inspiration for Thomas the Tank Engine to John Betjeman's battle against encroaching modernity, Steam Trains Today is a wonderful journey across Britain from Aviemore to Epping.



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April 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Steam Trains Today: Journeys Along Britain's Heritage Railways
Author(s): Andrew Martin
ISBN: 1-78816-144-0 / 978-1-78816-144-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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March 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: Steam Trains Today: Journeys Along Britain's Heritage Railways
Author(s): Andrew Martin
ISBN: 1-78816-145-9 / 978-1-78816-145-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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September 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Steam Trains Today
Author(s): Andrew Martin
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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September 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Steam Trains Today
Author(s): Andrew Martin
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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September 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Steam Trains Today
Author(s): Andrew Martin
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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April 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Steam Trains Today: Journeys Along Britain's Heritage Railways
Author(s): Andrew Martin
Publisher: Profile Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU