Containing over 70 first-hand accounts, 'Voices from the Railways' gives fresh insight into the social changes brought about by our railways. The anecdotes gathered within this book include William Wordsworth's complaint about a proposed line through the Lake District, an engine driver's reward for transporting Queen Victoria, a signalman's brush with Winston Churchill, a anonymous poem about a romantic branch line journey, and the personal reminiscences of a woman train driver. All of these voices, some famous, others previously unheard, give a mouthpiece to this unique period in history for the very first time.Julian Holland is one of the foremost railway authors working in Britain today. His books are consistently among the top 20 railway titles and include Mapping the Railways (The Times/ HarperCollins), The Lost Joy of Railways (D&C) and Steaming Across Britain and The Lost Lines of Britain (both AA Publishing).
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