The Lost Joy of Railways: A Nostalgic Journey Back to the Golden Age of Trainspotting

Author(s): Julian Holland


"The Lost Joy of Railways" will transport you back to the 1950s and 60s, reminding you not just of the trains but of personal accounts, journey logs, timetables and photographs. Divided into six regions of British railways, each chapter documents the favourite sections and engine sheds that were a magnet to the spotter. The book also includes records of trainspotting trips and the final days of steam, along with feature pages on famous railway photographers, schedules, works, scrapyards and essential clothing, equipment and survival kit for spotters. Each chapter also encompasses a section on the introduction of diesels throughout the system.


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Julian Holland has always had a passion for British railways and has documented his many journeys around Britain during the final years of steam. He has worked in the publishing industry for the last 39 years, coupling his work with his passion on many occasions, for titles such as Along Lost Lines, Tickets Please! and Amazing and Extraordinary Railway Facts.

Introduction; 1 Western Region; 2 Southern Region; 3 Eastern Region; 4 Midland Region; 5 North Eastern Region; 6 Scottish Region; Each chapter features an introduction and regional map, plus sections on top spots, top sheds and days out. They also include a section on those dastardly diesels and information on the final days of steam, the bare essentials and the trains that got away.; Conclusion; Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780715338476
  • : David & Charles
  • : David & Charles
  • : February 2011
  • : 279mm X 216mm
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julian Holland
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 256
  • : 400 colour illustrations