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Over the Summit: How Britain's Railways Crossed the High Hills by Christopher Awdry -Hardback

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Over the Summit: How Britain's Railways Crossed the High Hills by Christopher Awdry -Hardback with dust-jacket. Grey board. Cover has some wear and creasing particularly at the edges. Inside pages in very good fully bound condition.

Illustration & Photographs in black/white with Text!

What was it that drove the railways companies across the high hills?
Could they have been easier routes? If so, what were they, and why weren't they followed?
They may possess an air of romance and excitement for the line side observer, but Britain's railways inclines were not undertaken lightly by those who had to build and maintain them, or underestimated by those on the footplate or on the ground who had to keep the trains moving in all weathers and often through bleak terrains.

Using comtemporary sources and subsequent research, and with the help of numerous maps and gradient profiles, Christopher Awdry described and tells the stories behind Britain's railways inclines.From Hemerdon to Druimuachdar, from Brentwood to Talerddig, tghe summits each presented their own individual challenges, and provide us with these intriguing stories of engineering endeavour.

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Author(s):
Christopher Awdry
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1857940016
ISBN-13:
9781857940015
Number of pages:
159
Publisher:
Silver Link Publishing Ltd
Title:
Over the Summit: How Britain's Railways Crossed the High Hills

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Over the Summit: How Britain's Railways Crossed the High Hills by Christopher Awdry -Hardback with dust-jacket. Grey board. Cover has some wear and creasing particularly at the edges. Inside pages in very good fully bound condition.

Illustration & Photographs in black/white with Text!

What was it that drove the railways companies across the high hills?
Could they have been easier routes? If so, what were they, and why weren't they followed?
They may possess an air of romance and excitement for the line side observer, but Britain's railways inclines were not undertaken lightly by those who had to build and maintain them, or underestimated by those on the footplate or on the ground who had to keep the trains moving in all weathers and often through bleak terrains.

Using comtemporary sources and subsequent research, and with the help of numerous maps and gradient profiles, Christopher Awdry described and tells the stories behind Britain's railways inclines.From Hemerdon to Druimuachdar, from Brentwood to Talerddig, tghe summits each presented their own individual challenges, and provide us with these intriguing stories of engineering endeavour.

Author(s):
Christopher Awdry
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1857940016
ISBN-13:
9781857940015
Number of pages:
159
Publisher:
Silver Link Publishing Ltd
Title:
Over the Summit: How Britain's Railways Crossed the High Hills

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