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Britain's Railways from the Air (Paperback)


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Rob Higgins shows how taking the aerial route gives unique insights into the history and workings of Britain’s railways. The marvels of Victorian engineering in their construction, their relationships to the canals they replaced as the main arteries of transport, the communities and industry they spawned along their length can all be seen in detail.This book flies from the Scottish Highlands to Cornwall; from marshalling yards in the centre of the UK to lines hugging cliffs and beaches. All the viaducts on the ‘top’ section of the Settle & Carlisle line are featured, together with many other viaducts and bridges, including the swing bridges in the Norfolk Broads. Lineside industries are seen, from a huge malting complex in East Anglia to our fast-disappearing coal-powered power stations.
Professor Rob Higgins works at the University of Warwick and University Hospital Coventry. He is a doctor who was born and trained in East London, and has worked in many hospitals around London. He has an interest in local and medical history, and has an extensive collection of images of London hospitals. He has previously published extensively on kidney transplantation and on ceramics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Product Details ISBN: 9781398108462
ISBN-10: 1398108464
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication Date: February 15th, 2024
Pages: 128
Language: English
The reproduction throughout is excellent, and the complete absence of white space lets the pictures dominate – just as they should. It really is a stunning compilation that should provide plenty of inspiration to anyone with an interest in drone photography or for someone just getting started.', Railways Illustrated Magazine, February 2024    

For the quality of the imagery alone, this book is worth adding to your collection.', Rail Express Magazine, January 2024