By Julian Holland
Publication date: 30th October 2015
Follow the development, decline and later revival of Britain’s iconic railways with passionate rail enthusiast, author and broadcaster Julian Holland. Discover their remarkable history through expert commentary, stunning photographs and archive material from a lifetime of railway research.
The iconic railways of Britain have seen unprecedented change and innovation in just a few hundred years, shaping Britain’s industry, society and transport system along the way.
Discover the historic events that have shaped Britain’s railways including:
1604: The beginnings of the railways – Wollaton Waggon in Nottinghamshire.
1830: Britain becomes connected – the world’s first inter-city railway, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, opens.
1938: A world leader in train travel – the LNER ‘A4’ ‘Mallard’ sets a still unbroken world speed record for steam locomotives.
2015: Borders Railway reopens between Edinburgh and Tweedbank – marks a modern-day revival for the railways.