One of many of York’s famous attractions is the Railway Museum, with its collection of beautiful classic trains and events hosted at the Museum itself drawing hundreds of people. It also means that we get a fair few train enthusiasts coming through our doors! So we thought what better books to have as our “Online Book of the Week” than one of many train and railway books, which couldn’t be more fitting for York!
Railway Track Diagrams:
This one is for all those out there who have a slightly more specialist interest when it comes to trains. Filled with beautiful and detailed diagrams of tracks from the Midlands and the West North this one is anyone who is fascinated by every aspect of railways, or loves to look at a beautiful map. At just £10 for a book in very good condition, this book is a steal, and you can find it here.
Le Train Bleu Histoire Des Transports Lyon-Fontaines-Neuville:
Strictly speaking this book isn’t about trams, but nevertheless, this French hardback looks at the historic tramway known as “Le Train Bleu”. This book is filled with beautiful large coloured and black and white photos, and is one for those who are interested with transport on the Continent as well as a little bit of history!
A Short History of the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway:
Fondly known as the “Muddle and Get Nowhere” by its passengers, this railway ran from Peterborough to Great Yarmouth. It was significant in its aiding of holiday traffic to the Eastern coast.Due to its rural routes, many of the original routes have since disappeared and been reclaimed by arable and forest land.This book features a brief but detail history of the railway line itself, along with some original maps. More details can be found on how to purchase this book here, and if you wish to know more about the railway line itself, then make sure you head to the Whitwell station, where a heritage site exists, or just purchase this book!