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    Britain's Preserved Railways

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    The preserved heritage museum railways of Britain are thriving. Not only is there continuing nostalgia for the steam locomotives of a bygone era, b...

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    HSTs: Around Britain 1990 to the Present Day

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    HSTs: Around Britain, From 1990 to the Present Day For almost 50 years, High Speed Trains (HSTs) have been the mainstay for express services for ma...

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    West Highland Lines

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    Lines of the West Highlands; Britain’s Railways Series, Vol 34 The lines to the West Highlands start their journey in the heart of Central Scotland...

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    Class 50s

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    Class 50s; Britain’s Railways Series, Vol 36 During the mid-1960s, BR was looking to introduce a high-powered diesel loco to improve services on th...

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    Railways in Northern Lincolnshire: Four Decades of Change

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    Mike Wedgewood; Britain’s Railways Series, Vol 29; Set against the contrasting rural and industrial scenery of northern Lincolnshire, this book il...

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    British Rail Shunters: From Corporate Blue to Sectorisation

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    British Rail Shunters: From Corporate Blue to Sectorisation Britain’s Railways Series, Vol. 46 The role of British Rail’s (BR) diesel shunters was...

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    Class 33s

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    Class 33s; ; Britain’s Railways Series, Vol. 40 Author: Mark V. Pike Pages: 96pp In 1960, the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company built a...

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    Irish Railways: The Last Sixty Years

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    Irish Railways: The Last 60 Years World Railways Series, Vol 4By the end of the 1950s, steam had already mostly disappeared from passenger work in ...

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    Rail Freight: The Midlands

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    Rail Freight: The Midlands; The Railways and Industry Series, Vol 8 Authored By: Paul Shannon 96 Pages From the busy West Coast and Midland main li...

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    Class 66/0

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    Britain’s Railways Series, Vol. 32 In the late 1990s, most of the current locomotives in use on the national network were becoming very tired and ...

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    Class 47s: Inverness to Newquay 1986-87

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    Class 47s: Inverness to Newquay; Britain’s Railways Series, Vol 38; In the mid-1980s, the winds of change were blowing through British Rail and oft...

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    The Modern Railway 2023

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    Edited by Modern Railways’ editor Philip Sherratt, with contributions from Roger Ford, Tony Miles, Alan Williams and other members of the team, The...

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    Devon's Railways

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    Devon's Railways North and East of the County Britain's Railways Series, Volume 18 Following the routes of the two main lines that enter Devon from...

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    Class 37s

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    Class 37s Britain s Railways Series, Vol 23 The English Electric Type 3 (later Class 37) was introduced from the late 1950s to the early 1960s at a...

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    Japan's Railways: Hokkaido to Chubu

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    Japan’s Railways: Hokkaido to Chubu; World Railways Series, Vol 5 At the start of the Menji Era, Japan emerged from its years of self-imposed isola...

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    Class 47s: Jack Of Trades

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    Class 47s: The Jack of All Trades; Britain’s Railways Series, Vol. 45 Authored By: Mark V. Pike; Pages: 96  In 1962, construction of the first Cla...

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    Grand Central

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    Britain’s Railways Series, Vol 31 Grand Central is an innovative and pioneering railway open-access operator with a relatively short, but varied hi...

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    Rail Freight: Yorkshire and North East England

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    Rail Freight: Yorkshire and North East England; The Railways and Industry Series, Vol 7 In the early 1980s, coal was still the lifeblood of many li...

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    Class 442: The Wessex Electrics

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    Class 442s: The Wessex Electrics Britain’s Railways Series, Vol 27First introduced in the late 1980s, the Class 442s were like nothing that had bee...

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    East Coast Main Line Locomotive Haulage

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    East Coast Main Line Locomotive Haulage; Britain’s Railways Series, Vol 37 The East Coast Main Line (ECML) runs from London King’s Cross to Edinbur...

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    Class 73s

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    Class 73s Britain’s Railway Series, Vol 41 96 pages Authored by: Mark V. Pike Built in the 1960s, the Class 73s were primarily used on the Souther...

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    Japan's Railways volume 2

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    Japan’s Railways: Kinki to Kyushu ; World Railways Series, Vol. 6 Author: Dave Spoonley Pages: 96pp At the start of the Menji Era, Japan emerged fr...

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    Brush Type 4 to Class 47s - The First 20 Years

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    Brush Type 4 to Class 47s: The First 20 Years; Britain’s Railways Series, Vol 44 Authored By: Simon Lilley Pages: 96 It is now 60 years since the f...

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    London Underground: The Northern Line

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    London Underground: The Northern Line  Transport Systems Series, Vol. 9 Identified in black on the London Underground map, the Northern line cuts ...

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