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History Press, August 2021
19.8cm × 12.9cm

Amazing and Curious Railway Tales

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A collection of fascinating railway oddities, curiosities and little-known facts. Did you know that the Great Western Railway carried a 14th-century Gloucestershire cottage on the first part of its journey to the USA? Why were poppies removed from Surbiton station before Remembrance Day?

What is 'Railway Time'? No, it's not ten minutes after GMT! The answer to these questions can be found in this amazing collection of oddities, curiosities and little-known facts about Britain's railways. Colin G. Maggs has enjoyed collecting these unusual and amusing railway tales across a long career writing about the railways. AUTHOR: Colin G. Maggs has had 104 books published to date, mostly on railway history. In 1993 HM the Queen awarded him an MBE for services to railway history. He has written countless railway newspaper and magazine articles, given broadcasts on TV and radio, talks to societies, and lectured on railway history at the University of Bath.

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