Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide (full edition)

Author: George Bradshaw

Publisher: Old House Books

ISBN: 9781908402479

Category: Transportation

Page: 1560

View: 7068

Following its bestselling edition of Bradshaw's Handbook 1863, Old House brings you this fascinating guide to Europe's rail network on the very brink of the First World War. Published in 1913, it is divided into three sections: timetables for services covering the continent, short guides to each city and notable destination and features, and a wealth of advertisements and ephemeral materials concerning hotels, restaurants and services that might be required by the early twentieth century traveller by rail. It affords a fascinating glimpse of fin de siècle Europe and of a transport network that was shortly to be devastated by the greatest war the world had ever seen.

Bradshaw's Guide

Author: George Bradshaw

Publisher: Middleton Press (MD)

ISBN: 9781908174055

Category: Great Britain

Page: 624

View: 9538

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Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide

1853 Railway Handbook of Europe

Author: George Bradshaw

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008201272

Category:

Page: 480

View: 1301

An enlarged facsimile edition of Bradshaw's descriptive railway handbook of Europe originally published in 1853. Bradshaw's original tourist guide to rail travel is the star of the BBC's television series 'Great Continental Railway Journeys' as used by Michael Portillo. Produced in 1853 at a time that the railways became essential for tourism as well as infrastructure. This new larger format facsimile edition gives you the chance to explore what is now common, through the eyes of a continent for whom rail travel was still a novelty of the age. Providing a fascinating view of European railway travel in the nineteenth century. This Bradshaw's Continental Handbook has been recreated from the Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide and General Handbook Illustrated with Local and other Maps 'special edition' from 1853 and also Bradshaw's General Shareholders Manual and Directory 1853. Maps which appear as pull outs throughout the original text have been moved to a section after the main book. In order to make the original documents easier to interpret this edition has been published at a slightly enlarged scale.

BradshawÂ?s Continental Railway Guide (full edition)

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1908402695

Category: Transportation

Page: 1560

View: 8902

Following its bestselling edition of Bradshaw's Handbook 1863, Old House brings you this fascinating guide to Europe's rail network on the very brink of the First World War. Published in 1913, it is divided into three sections: timetables for services covering the continent, short guides to each city and notable destination and features, and a wealth of advertisements and ephemeral materials concerning hotels, restaurants and services that might be required by the early twentieth century traveller by rail. It affords a fascinating glimpse of fin de siècle Europe and of a transport network that was shortly to be devastated by the greatest war the world had ever seen.

Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Complete Edition

Author: George Bradshaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844861813

Category: Transportation

Page: 1426

View: 1650

Hard to put down ... truthful and opinionated, often funny but never predictable ... the finest travelling companion.' – Michael Portillo on Bradshaw Unavailable for many years and much sought after, this classic guide book is now faithfully reissued for a new generation. Bradshaw's Railway Handbook was originally published in 1866 under the title Bradshaw's Handbook for Tourists in Great Britain and Ireland. It appeared in four volumes as a comprehensive handbook for domestic tourists, offering a detailed view of English life in the Victorian age. Now available to a new generation of readers, it will appeal to railway, steam and transport enthusiasts, local historians, and anyone with an interest in British heritage, the Victorian period, or the nation's industrial past.

Great Continental Railway Journeys

Author: Michael Portillo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471151506

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 9150

Great Continental Railway Journeysis now a firmly established series on BBC2, following in the illustrious tracks of its predecessor - Great British Railway Journeys. Both series are fronted by ex-politician Michael Portillo and in this European odyssey he travels around continental Europe, using George Bradshaw's1913 Continental Railway Guide. Now coming up for its fourth instalment this autumn, Portillo guides the train-travelling fan across Europe arriving at a myriad of magical and historically fascinating cities we all dream of travelling to by train. From London, to Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Copenhagen, Oslo, Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Prague, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Budapest, St Petersburg; all the way down to Constantinople, Haifa and Jerusalem - Portillo describes the great feats of engineering that built the various railway lines connecting Europe and further afield and the men and women who made these journeys famous through their deeds and words. The new series (6x1-hour) will transmit in early November 2015, and this book will be the official, lavishly illustrated tie-in covering every single journey Portillo has undertaken across Europe. Capturing all the colour, beauty, excitement and fervour of journeying across this historic continent can muster. A must-have purchase for any armchair fan of unique and award-winning travel programming.

Appleton's Railway Guide to the USA and Canada

Author: D. Appleton

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

ISBN: 9781471159947

Category: Travel

Page: 640

View: 1421

A facsimile edition of the classic 1879 travel guide—often referred to as “Appleton’s Guide”—that inspired the Great American Railroad Journeys PBS television series with Michael Portillo. Appleton’s Railway Guide to the United States & Canada was originally published in two volumes, describing the variety of attractions offered in each North American town or city the train traveler would encounter along the railway system's numerous routes. It was the first tourist guide specifically organized around railway journeys, offering a rare glimpse through the carriage window of a continent lost to history. As with many guidebooks of the era, Appleton Guides became obsolete as routes and destinations became less popular and new guidebooks took their place. Both these volumes became collector’s items due to their rarity, until now. An unprecedented snapshot of North America in the 1870s, Appleton’s Railway Guide is a must-have for any travel and railway enthusiast, historian, and fan of Americana.

Great British Railway Journeys

Author: Charlie Bunce

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007413211

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 1534

The Sunday Times Bestseller A glorious insight into Britain over the last 150 years - its history, landscape and people - from the window of Britain’s many and magnificent railway journeys.

Great American Railroad Journeys

Author: Michael Portillo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471151522

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 3643

Great American Railroad Journeys sees the famous brand of social-history-cum-travelogue venture to the New World. Across multiple programmes and using Appleton's General Guide To The United States & Canada as reference, Michael Portillo now undertakes an epic trip by train from New York and Boston on the East Coast down to the Deep South of Atlanta and New Orleans, then on to Chicago, Colorado, New Mexico and ultimately finishing in San Francisco. This lavishly illustrated official tie-in covers each journey Portillo makes across North America and captures the colour, beauty, history and exhilaration experienced when journeying through this incredible continent. Packed with new maps, as well as originals from Appleton's General Guide, this book explores the construction of rail routes across the continent in the 1800s, as a new nation was built by the immigrant masses. Truly this is a colourful and exciting enterprise, with vignettes of revealing social history displaying the rich tapestry of the peoples who established themselves in this vast new world. Great American Railroad Journeys is a must-have purchase for any fan of this unique and award-winning travel series.

Bradshaws Enlarged Handbook

Author: George Bradshaw

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007591893

Category: Great Britain

Page: 560

View: 4253

Bradshaw’s descriptive railway handbook of Great Britain and Ireland, a tourist guide to rail travel and the star of the television series Great British Railway Journey, has been enlarged into this facsimile edition of the original 1861 printing. Produced in 1861 at the time that the railways became essential for tourism as well as infrastructure, this addition to the collection provides a chance to explore what is now common, through the eyes of a nation for whom rail travel was still a novelty of the age. This enlarged facsimile provides a fascinating view of railway travel in the 19th century.

Europe by Rail

The Definitive Guide

Author: Nicky Gardner,Susanne Kries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783945225011

Category: Europe

Page: 512

View: 7317

"Whether you are making a long `grand tour' or just planning a couple of weekend breaks, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book is shaped around 50 key routes which span mainland Europe. Each route can be followed in its entirety or used as a building block in a longer itinerary. Beyond the main routes, there are pointers to branch lines and less frequented railways. Written by two highly experienced travellers, the book contains useful tips about how to plan your journey, what tickets to buy and where to stop off along the way. There are special sections for holders of rail passes, including Interrail and Eurail, as well as information on night and cruise trains. The country guide summarizes key information about travelling by train through each of the 48 countries listed. Apart from being full of good advice and up-to-date information, the book is also a good read. With its nicely opinionated style and lots of cameo accounts of travel history, there's plenty here for armchair travellers too."--

Analyze Anything

A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing

Author: Gregory Fraser,Chad Davidson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441191151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 3433

How well can you decode the signs that permeate our daily lives? All of us, consciously or not, constantly engage in the acts of reading and interpreting the signs in the world around us. But how do we sharpen these skills, deepen our awareness of meaning in a complex world, and ultimately reach our full potential as university writers? This book answers the needs of students of composition, culture studies, and literature, providing a process-orientated guide to analyzing anything.

Bradshaw’s International Air Guide, 1934

Author: George Bradshaw

Publisher: Old House Books

ISBN: 9781908402578

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 8643

First published in 1934, this facsimile reproduction captures air travel's exhilarating golden age when ordinary citizens took to the skies and the Bradshaw guides were the most popular handbooks of the day in planning trips in Great Britain by airplane. It includes information on international airports, passenger fares, timetables and features a vintage double-sized map of flight routes originating from the UK to points all around the world.

Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Vol 1

London and its environs (Kent, Sussex, Hants, Dorset, Devon, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight)

Author: George Bradshaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844861635

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 354

Bradshaw's Railway Handbook was originally published in 1866 under the title Bradshaw's Handbook for Tourists in Great Britain and Ireland. It appeared in four volumes as a comprehensive handbook for domestic tourists, offering a detailed view of English life in the Victorian age. Conway is proud to announce the reissue of the first volume of this series, which purportedly focuses on London and its environs - but actually deals with a broad swathe of English metropolitan, suburban and rural landscape (Kent, Sussex, Hants, Dorset, Devon, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight) full of fascinating period detail. Now available to a new generation of readers, it will appeal to railway, steam and transport enthusiasts, local historians, and anyone with an interest in British heritage, the Victorian period, or the nation's industrial past.

Railways of the Great War

Author: Colette Hooper,Michael Portillo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780593074121

Category: Military railroads

Page: 240

View: 3430

From the exploits of railwaymen at the Front to the secrets of railway spies who worked behind enemy lines; the manufacture of munitions in railway workshops to the role of railways in post-war remembrance âe" this book explores some of the remarkable stories of the railway war. Individually, each illuminates a different aspect of the conflict. Taken together, they provide us with a fresh perspective on the First World War as a whole. The Great War was the quintessential railway war. Railways helped to precipitate this mechanized conflict: they defined how it was fought and kept the home front moving; they conveyed millions to the trenches and evacuated the huge numbers of wounded. The railways sustained a terrible war of attrition and, ultimately, bore witness to its end. In Railways of the Great War, Michael Portillo and Colette Hooper tell the forgotten story of the war on the tracks and explore the numerous ways in which Britainâe(tm)s locomotives, railway companies and skilled railway workforce moulded the course of the conflict. From mobilizing men and moving weapons, to transporting food for troops and later taking grieving relatives to the battlefields on which their loved ones had fallen, the railways played a central role throughout this turbulent period in our history.

The Great Railway Bazaar

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054752515X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6414

First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.

Bradshaw's Canals and Navigable Rivers

Of England and Wales

Author: George Bradshaw

Publisher: Old House

ISBN: 9781908402141

Category: England

Page: 496

View: 902

'Bradshaw's Canals and Navigable Rivers' not only offers fascinating insights into the routes and uses of the waterways themselves, but commentary on rural features and social life in and around each navigable stretch.

Railroads

History

Author: iMinds

Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd

ISBN: 1921761806

Category: History

Page: 2

View: 1973