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Life Along the Line A Nostalgic Celebration of Railways and Railway People

By: Paul Atterbury
256 pages, 250 line illustrations
Publisher: David & Charles
Life Along the Line
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  • Life Along the Line ISBN: 9780715336281 Hardback Sep 2010 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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About this book

Life Along the Line takes a nostalgic look at the world of British railways through the eyes of bestselling author and antiques expert Paul Atterbury. Focusing on the human experience of the railways - the drivers, firemen, guards, station staff, signalmen, engineers, caterers and, of course, passengers - the book is a visual feast, filled with fascinating archive photographs of steam trains, other locomotives, memorabilia and evocative railway ephemera. Built from archive photographs, old postcards, badges and other railwayana, the book is filled with fascinating material that Atterbury has himself collected from tireless searching at postcard and antique fares and auction sites. Many of the illustrations are therefore original and previously unpublished. This title covers railway life across the network as well as showcasing local differences in a series of regional sections.


Introduction; In & Around The West Country; Across the Network: Posing for the Camera; In & Around Southern England; Across the Network: Working on the Railway; In & Around Wales; Across the Network: Away from the Main Line; In & Around Central England; Across the Network: Passengers; In & Around East Anglia; Across the Network: Enthusiasts; In & Around Northern England; Across the Network: Out of the Ordinary; In & Around Scotland; Index.

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Paul Atterbury is a long-time expert on BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow, and has written on railways, Victorian culture and arts, as well as many other topics. He is also the author of Along Country Lines, Branch Line Britain and Along Lost Lines. Paul lives in a converted railway carriage in Dorset.
By: Paul Atterbury
256 pages, 250 line illustrations
Publisher: David & Charles
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