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Stopping-train Britain

Alexander Frater

Stopping-train Britain

a railway odyssey

by Alexander Frater

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Alexander Frater ; photographed by Alain Le Garsmeur.
ContributionsLe Garsmeur, Alain.
The Physical Object
Pagination167p. :
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17412617M

Frater, Alexander Stopping-Train Britain: A Railway Odyssey, Hodder & Stoughton, , pp Photographs by Alain Le Garsmeur. Hb. VG in a VG dust wrapper. An evocative description of the author's travels on our rural railways in the early s, well .   The train that NEVER stops moving: Concept for high-speed transport picks up passengers in a pod as it zooms past a station. The concept .

Book Description: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. FIRST EDITION with dust jacket - indentation/crease to front board covred by dust jacket - rare and collectable - will send out 1 st class post. Seller Inventory # mon In other parts of the world, particularly Britain and places with heavy British influence, gradients are expressed in terms of the horizontal distance required to achieve a 1-foot rise. This system would term the above examples "1 in " and "1 in 40," respectively.

Journeys around Britain by bus and train I took LNER’s first off peak stopping train to York which leaves Kings Cross at arriving Grantham at allowing plenty of time to wander the short distance through the passageways connecting the staion . EastCoast is the train operating company which runs the service from Edinburgh Waverley to London King's Cross; National Rail is another way of referring to Atoc, the Association of Train Operating Companies, which runs rail services throughout England, Scotland and Wales.. Four and a half to four and three quarters hours is the fastest rail journey (and definitely not a stopping train or milk.


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