End of the Line: Exploration of Britain's Threatened Rural Railways by Paul Atterbury
Intended both for railway enthusiasts and for anyone who enjoys exploring the British countryside and discovering more about Britain's heritage, this is a celebration of the beauty of 13 rural branch lines. They are all that remain of a once-vast network that covered the country until most of it was swept away by the Beeching cuts of the 1960s.;Each of the 13 chapters covers a different branch line, the area in which it is located, the places it passes through, and the people who work and travel on it, and contains information boxes and a coloured route-map. The book includes colour photographs and historical archive photographs of steams trains on the lines.