Along Country Lines: Exploring the Rural Railways of Yesterday by Paul Atterbury
"Along Country Lines" highlights some of the best journeys you can undertake in Britain. It includes a mixture of existing lines and lost routes to build a picture of a rural Britain that is held in great affection. Railways were once the vital lifelines of the country, reaching everywhere. They carried people and goods and made entire ways of life possible. This book recaptures the people and the industries that used the lines, through a rich mixture of photographs, postcards, posters, ephemera and documents. Special coverage of towns and villages at the start and finish of each route highlights places of interest. "Along Country Lines" is for everyone with an interest in Britain's landscapes and history, combining beauty, history, nostalgia and great stories to make an essential read.