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  • Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Complete Edition, Volumes I-IV

    by George Bradshaw

    A superb guide to Britain's villages, towns and connecting railways, dating from 1866.'Hard to put down ... truthful and opinionated, often funny but never predictable ... the finest travelling companion.' – Michael Portillo on George Bradshaw.Unavailable for many years and much sought after, this classic guide book is now faithfully reissued for a new generation. Bradshaw's Railway Handbook was ... Read more

    $9.12 AUD

  • Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

    On the tracks of 'The Great Railway Bazaar'

    by Paul Theroux

    Paul Theroux's Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is a journey from London to Asia by train.Winner of the Stanford Dolman Lifetime Contribution to Travel Writing Award 2020Thirty years ago Paul Theroux left London and travelled across Asia and back again by train. His account of the journey - The Great Railway Bazaar - was a landmark book and made his name as the foremost travel writer of his ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Last Train to Zona Verde

    Overland from Cape Town to Angola

    by Paul Theroux

    The Last Train to Zona Verde is an ode to the last African journey of Paul Theroux.'Happy again, back in the kingdom of light,' writes Paul Theroux as he sets out on a new journey though the continent he knows and loves best.Having travelled down the right-hand side of Africa in Dark Star Safari, he sets out this time from Cape Town, heading northwards in a new direction, up the left-hand side, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide (full edition)

    by Bloomsbury Publishing

    A facsimile edition of Bradshaw's fascinating guide to Europe's rail network.Bradshaw's descriptive railway handbook of Europe was originally published in 1913 and was the inspiration behind Michael Portillo's BBC television series 'Great Continental Railway Journeys'. It is divided into three sections: timetables for services covering the continent; short guides to the best places to see and to ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • The Moment We Meet

    Stories of love, hope and chance encounters by the No. 1 bestselling author

    by Sheila O'Flanagan

    Who you meet can change your life for ever...A wonderful collection of short stories from Sheila O'Flanagan, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE MISSING WIFE and THE HIDEAWAY. The Moment We Meet was previously published as Destinations.Featuring an exclusive Q&A with Sheila O'Flanagan...Perfect for readers of Catherine Alliott a... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • On The Slow Train

    Twelve Great British Railway Journeys

    by Michael Williams

    This beautifully-packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next, the journey meaning nothing but time lost in crowded carriages, condemned by broken timetables. On the Slow Train will reconnect with that long-missed need to lift our heads from the daily grind and reflect that there are still places in Britain ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Great Australian Railway Stories

    by Bill Marsh

    series Great Australian Stories
    In these frustrating days of semi-automated electric trains, it is hard to remember the smell of coal smoke, the hiss of steam, and sting of cinders flying into your eyes as you hung out a window. there was romance then, in working and travelling on the Australian railways, and hardship. With his passion for the olden days worn on his sleeve and his famous ear for a good yarn well pricked, Bill ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Most Powerful Idea in the World

    A Story of Steam, Industry and Invention

    by William Rosen

    'The most important invention in the whole of the Industrial Revolution was invention itself.'Those words are at the heart of this remarkable book - a history of the Industrial Revolution and the steam engine, as well as an account of how inventors first came to own and profit from their ideas and how invention itself springs forth from logic and imagination.Rocket. It was the fortuitously named ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • On the Slow Train Again

    by Michael Williams

    Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the 'train to the end of the world' running for more than four splendid hours through lake, loch and moorland from Inverness to Wick, the most northerly town in Britain. He discovers a perfect country branch line in London's commuterland, and travels on one ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mr Briggs' Hat

    A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder

    by Kate Colquhoun

    THE THRILLING TRUE STORY OF BRITAIN'S FIRST EVER RAILWAY MURDER'A fascinatingly quirky portrait of the underside of Victorian London . . . unputdownable' Daily Telegraph'A cunning and suspenseful tale' Independent'Meticulously researched . . . the final revelation is a showstopper' New York TimesOn 9 July 1864, businessman Thomas Briggs walked into carriage 69 on t... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Railways

    Nation, Network and People

    by Simon Bradley

    Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2015Currently filming for BBC programme Full Steam AheadBritain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network also exerts a fascination all its own ... Read more

    $12.42 AUD

  • To the Edge of the World

    The Story of the Trans-Siberian Railway

    by Christian Wolmar

    Christian Wolmar expertly tells the story of the Trans-Siberian railway from its conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III, to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev and its current success as a vital artery. He also explores the crucial role the line played in both the Russian Civil War -Trotsky famously used an armoured carriage as his command post - and the Second World War, ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Around India in 80 Trains

    One of the Independent's Top 10 Books about India

    by Monisha Rajesh

    **'Crackles and sparks with life like an exploding box of Diwali fireworks' -William Dalrymple'**One can only envy Monisha Rajesh as she embarks on this epic journey' -Tim ParksWhen she was a child, Monisha Rajesh's family uprooted to Madras in the hope of making India their home, but soon returned to England with a bitter taste in their mouths. Two decades on, Monisha turns to a map of the Indian ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Engines of War

    How Wars Were Won and Lost on the Railways

    by Christian Wolmar

    Engines of War tells the dramatic story of how the railways revolutionized the nature of warfare, ushering in an age of industrialized conflict in which wars were fought on a previously unimaginable scale. From the moment of its first appearance, the 'iron road' not only rendered armies more mobile, but also massively increased the power and the deadliness of the weaponry available to them ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Blood, Iron and Gold

    How the Railways Transformed the World

    by Christian Wolmar

    The birth of the railways and their rapid spread across the world triggered economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale.From Panama to the Punjab, Tasmania to Turin, Blood, Iron and Gold describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed railways that would link cities that had hitherto been isolated, and would one day span continents. Christian Wolmar reveals how ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Bradshaw’s Handbook

    by George Bradshaw

    Collector's item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s – Bradshaw's Handbook deserves a place on the bookshelf of any traveller, railway enthusiast, historian or anglophile. Produced as the British railway network was reaching its zenith, and as tourism by rail became a serious pastime for the better off, it was the first national tourist guide specifically ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • The Trans-Siberian Railway

    A Traveller's Anthology

    by Deborah Manley

    No railway journey on Earth can equal the Trans-Siberian between Moscow and Vladivostock. It is not just its vast length and the great variety of the lands and climes through which it passes. It is not just its history as the line that linked the huge territories which are Russia together. It is a dream which calls countless travellers to the adventure of the longest railway in the world.From the ... Read more

    $18.36 AUD

  • The Trains Now Departed

    Sixteen Excursions into the Lost Delights of Britain's Railways

    by Michael Williams

    SOMETIMES you come across a lofty railway viaduct, marooned in the middle of a remote country landscape. Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks, or explore an old tunnel leading to…well, who knows where? Listen hard. Is that the wind in the undergrowth? Or the spectre of a train from a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Firing the Flying Scotsman and Other Great Locomotives

    Life on the Footplate in the Last Years of Steam

    by Ken Issitt and 1 more

    Remembering the romance of a bygone era, with all the dirt, grime and risks the job entailed! Fast train fireman Ken Issitt worked on the footplate from the late 1940s to 1960, experiencing firing some of the greatest locomotives from the Flying Scotsman to Coltimore and Blink Bonney. The work was hard and conditions were tough but little did Ken know at the time that he was experiencing the last ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • The Little Book of the London Underground

    by David Long

    With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? This title offers a tube-based trivia for travellers and lovers of London. ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Last Trains

    Dr Beeching and the death of rural England

    by Charles Loft

    During the course of the 1950s England lost confidence in its rulers and convinced itself it must modernise. The bankrupt, steam-powered railway, run by a Colonel Blimp, symbolised everything that was wrong with the country; the future lay in motorways and high-speed electric - or even atomic - express trains. But plans for a gleaming new railway system ended in failure and on the roads traffic ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • Around the World in 80 Trains

    A 45,000-Mile Adventure

    by Monisha Rajesh

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOKSHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael PalinFrom the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Along Different Lines

    70 Real-Life Railway Stories

    by Geoff Body and 1 more

    Running a railway is a complex business. However well-run it is there will always be surprises, often hilarious, frequently unexpected, sometimes serious. Here railway professionals recall notable incidents from across their careers on the railways, lovingly compiled by expert railwaymen and authors Geoff Body and Bill Parker. The incidents covered in this illustrated book include such bizarre ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • Felix the Railway Cat

    by Kate Moore

    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - AS SEEN ON THE ONE SHOW**It will make you laugh and it will make you cry: Felix The Railway Cat is the extraordinary tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat.'The global sensation' Daily TelegraphWhen Felix arrived at Yorkshire's Huddersfield Train Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD