In Britain 1975 April Celebrating 150 years of Railways Grand Hotels Stephenson
In Britain 1975 April Celebrating 150 years of Railways Grand Hotels Stephenson
In Britain 1975 April Celebrating 150 years of Railways Grand Hotels Stephenson

In Britain 1975 April Celebrating 150 years of Railways Grand Hotels Stephenson

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In Britain 1975 April Celebrating 150 years of Railways Grand Hotels Stephenson
 
IN Britain 1975 April
Well worth the paper they're printed on
By Keith Williams/Local newspapers - the British sometimes smile condescendingly at them, but carry on buying them. For many good reasons, enterprising tourists should buy them too.
The future is in trains
By William Inglis/We predict quite a future for railways in Britain. In this article we suggest a few very scenic reasons why long-distance rail travel is actually increasing in popularity.
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Grand Hotels
By Sally Martin/The elegance of the great railway era of Victorian and Edwardian times lives on, with all mod cons and often excellent food, in British Transport Hotels.
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Nostalgia trip
By Paul Jennings/Privately-run steam railways used to be considered a bit 'quaint'. But now they're wholly respectable and, what's more, several of them make a profit.
Stationary, but not forgotten
A look at railway bric-a-brac. Some of it is for sale - at ever increasing prices - some pieces still grace a few of the less-streamlined stations in Britain's rail network.
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No steam without fire
By Hunter Davies/The world of George Stephenson. The Rocket was his son's creation, but in many ways George was the originator of steam travel. The author follows Stephenson from humble Wylam to success in London.
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A tale of two trains
By Roger Thomas/The romance of the narrow-gauge railways of Wales appeals to increasing numbers of visitors The 'little trains', as they are called, set off the Welsh landscape and give it an extra dimension.
Recent books
Some chatty cookery books -including a new guide to wines and spirits, and a peep into the kitchens of London's Clubland. Also: photographic memories of Victorian Britain, a highly original look at the English way of life, and more.
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William Hampton's Diary
How a hornbill was saved from a nasty fate, what goes on at Alexandra Palace, medieval banquets in Oxfordshire.

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