The Slow Train

The Slow Train

by Peter Ashley


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• A nostalgic three-book series celebrating a slower, old-fashioned way of life • Vintage train memorabilia from across Britain • Dedicated to a cultural staple in British industrial history: the trainAs the world speeds up, as technology takes over, it is worth remembering how we used to live. This three-book series is a nostalgic hymn to an era when life was slower: a meandering ramble through the British countryside by bicycle, automobile and train.

Take an amble across the countryside with this book, which celebrates a time when our railway network was more than a permanently delayed omnishambles of overcrowded and overpriced trains. Country stations and lonely halts, milk churns and coal yards, enamelled signs and platform clocks - these are the fragments of a more leisured age, from a time when the local station was a well-loved institution at the heart of so many communities. Here are gas-lit rural stations, oil lamps on level crossing gates, enamelled signs, waiting room fires, timetables and luggage labels. Less a clattering, steamy ride into the past than a touchstone for joyous memories of such a vital and well-loved institution, The Slow Train harks back to a more measured, considered era.

Also available:
The Bicycle ISBN 978178884094
The Open Road ISBN 9781788840927

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788840927
Publisher: Acc Art Books
Publication date: 11/13/2020
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.66(d)

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