For the Love of Trains

A Celebration of the Railways

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 10 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786852694

About the book

Do you know…

  • What the most unusual things left behind by passengers on British trains are?
  • How many request stops (if you don’t put your hand out, the train doesn’t stop) there are at smaller stations around the UK?
  • How many of the sixty Sherlock Holmes stories feature travel by rail?

The appeal of trains travels far and wide. More than just a means of transport, these revolutionary machines connect communities, evoke memories and promise adventures galore. This fact-packed miscellany tracks their development across the globe from the earliest steam locomotives through to the superfast trains of today, stopping off along the way to explore great railway journeys, iconic stations and memorable depictions in the arts. Whether you’re a rail aficionado or a curious newcomer, this companion will keep you engrossed and entertained to the end of the line.

About the author

Ray Hamilton is a freelance writer and editor, whose lifelong passions are travel, languages and history. He has edited books on a wide range of subjects, including politics, history, travel, sport, gangland violence and birdwatching! He previously pursued a varied career in government, the highlights of which included multilateral government negotiations in Paris and forays into sub-Saharan Africa.