Mile by Mile on Britain's Railways PDF ePub eBook

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Mile by Mile on Britain's Railways free pdf Back in 1947 someone called S.N. Pike - we know nothing more about him - published three little pamphlets, each mapping in forensic detail one of Britain's main line rail routes. Now Aurum reissues all three in one handsome volume - adding a fourth in the same style to complete the set. Pike produced booklets on the LNER (the East Coast main line), the LMS (West Coast main line) and the Southern Railway network the Brighton line and all its ramifications) - but for some reason he never got around to doing one on the Great Western (the route from Paddington to Devon and Cornwall). What subsequently became of S.N. Pike we don't know. But now Aurum completes the set, to make one nostalgic guide to Britain's railways as they were just after the War. The books are full of period interest - the East Coast line, for example, still goes past Alexandra Park racecourse, sees a tangle of colliery sidings all the way up through Yorkshire, and passes 20 places where "GPO mail bag catching nets" are erected close to the rails". When today's high speed trains swish to Paris so fast that the landscape beyond is a blur, this delightful book reminds you what once could be seen on a long railway journey.

About S.N. Pike

Little is known about S. N. Pike. He first published his three Mile by Mile guides in 1947. A facsimile edition of the guides was published by Aurum in 2011.

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Author : S.N. Pike
Publisher : Aurum Press Ltd
Data Published : 25 April 2011
ISBN : 1845136128
EAN : 9781845136123
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • Mile by Mile on Britain's Railways free pdfMile by Mile on Britain's Railways

    . Back in 1947 someone called S.N. Pike - we know nothing more about him - published three little pamphlets, each mapping in forensic detail one of Britain's main line rail routes. Now Aurum reissues