Great Western Railway PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Great Western Railway free pdf A new and comprehensive history of one of our best-loved railway companies. 'God's Wonderful Railway', the astonishing engineering feat of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's main line from Paddington to Penzance, with its stupendous bridge over the River Tamar, endless Box Tunnel and exhilarating stretch alongside the sea at Dawlish Warren, has always been beloved of anyone who likes trains. Andrew Roden's comprehensive new history of this remarkable railway company, whose well-engineered lines survive not only into the privatised era of First Great Western but also in numerous lovingly restored steam railways like the Dart Valley, tells the story of nothing less than the opening-up of the isolated south-west of England to the trade and tourism of the modern age. It has left us with soaring termini like Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads as well as glorious railway institutions like the Night Riviera overnight sleeper to Cornwall that endure to this day (not least thanks to the author's own campaigning!). While the GWR's green locomotives and chocolate and cream carriages may have given way to purple, anyone who wants to return to the golden age of the railways will find the company's history an enthralling journey.

About Andrew Roden

ANDREW RODEN is a railway journalist and campaigner now based in Cornwall. He has worked on a range of railway magazines over the past decade from Rail to Hornby Magazine and the prestigious International Railway Journal as Contributing Editor. In 2005 he led the campaign to save the 'Night Riviera' sleeper train to Cornwall from closure. He is author of the highly successful books Flying Scotsman, A History of the Great Western Railway and The Duchesses, all published by Aurum Press.

Details Book

Author : Andrew Roden
Publisher : Aurum Press Ltd
Data Published : 06 September 2012
ISBN : 1781310157
EAN : 9781781310151
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Great Western Railway



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Great Western Railway Map 1924 (Scrolled) free pdfThe Great Western Railway Map 1924 (Scrolled)

    This map traces the 305 mile journey from Paddington to Penzance with descriptions of what could be seen from the window of The Cornish Riviera Express and information about the line. its construction and its use in the great days of steam..


  • The Great Western Railway Map 1924 (Scrolled) free pdfThe Great Western Railway Map 1924 (Scrolled)

    This map traces the 305 mile journey from Paddington to Penzance with descriptions of what could be seen from the window of The Cornish Riviera Express and information about the line..


  • Worcestershire Railways free pdfWorcestershire Railways

    The railways which operated in Worcestershire were controlled by the Midland Railway and the Great Western railway. whose struggle for supremacy had considerable effect on the development of railways in the county..


  • Great Railway Maps of the World free pdfGreat Railway Maps of the World

    This title offers an unique. beautifully illustrated and comprehensive history of the world's greatest railway maps. and the railways behind them. The irresistible follow-up to the cult favorite..


  • Great British Railway Journeys free pdfGreat British Railway Journeys

    A glorious insight into Britain over the last 150 years - its history. landscape and people - from the window of Britain's many and magnificent railway journeys. Inspired by George Bradshaw. a 19th-century cartographer who mapped Britain's railways as they sprung up around him..


  • Great Western Railway free pdfGreat Western Railway

    Download Free E Books. A new and comprehensive history of one of our best-loved railway companies. 'God's Wonderful Railway', the astonishing engineering feat of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's main line fr