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The Beaten Track: The Traction and Extremities of Britain's Rail Network 1970-1985
The Beaten Track: The Traction and Extremities of Britain's Rail Network 1970-1985

The Beaten Track: The Traction and Extremities of Britain's Rail Network 1970-1985

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 The Beaten Track: The Traction and Extremities of Britain's Rail Network 1970-1985

This new book contains more than 260 high quality colour images of Britain’s railway network taken between 1970 and 1985. The photographers’ authorised access to the rail network in the 1970s enabled the capture of many rare views that have given rise to this interesting and unique record. The Beaten Track is an exceptional combination of outstanding colour photography and rarely seen locations taken during an often-neglected era of British railway history.
The Beaten Track illustrates a very different railway to that of today, when a multitude of railway locations, locomotive types and some longstanding practices were fast disappearing. It takes the reader to a variety of locations, many of which have now become long-lost extremities of the British railway network. The images show an assortment of traction types, very few of which can still be seen on the main line.
All the photographs are in colour, and all are accompanied by extensive captions, containing considerable historical and anecdotal information relating to the lines, stations and trains depicted.
176 Pages with 260 Colour Photographs  HARDBACK


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Paul Baxter-Smith
Superb

These books aren’t cheap these days but this one is worth every penny. Fantastic photographs of rarely seen locations and workings, all documented in detail by photographers who made huge efforts to cover the country to do so. Can’t wait for volume 2 ! Highly recommmended

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David Moor
Has to be one of the best railway books in years.

This book covers the era that I first really got interested in British railways. A fascinating selection of photos showing off the beaten track and rarely seen locations, the majority of which have since been eradicated from the railway map. I was on 2 of the railtours pictured in the book and was lucky enough to visit several other locations shown on other excursions. The captions are interesting, informed and detailed and the printing of the photos is well done. I can't wait for volume 2 to come out.

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Terry Mendoza
The beaten track

The book is very good .The photos are all pretty impressive and bring back the memories of the past.
Superb

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Graham Court

I haven’t read it yet as it’s a birthday present for me..!!

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