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Railways’ Strangest Tales (Strangest series)

A fascinating collection of bizarre but true stories from nearly 200 years of railway history.

 Right from the very start, when George Stephenson’s famous Rocket knocked over and killed a government minister at the opening of the Liverpool to Manchester line in 1830, the world’s railways have given rise to plenty of intriguing stories. In this fascinating book, revised and updated with a new selection of tales, railway buff Tom Quinn explores the more bizarre side of train travel, featuring weird weather conditions, audacious robberies, hair-raising accidents, vanishing passengers, an infestation of maggots and a mysterious missing mummy.

From the dawn of rail travel, when speeds of 15mph were considered dangerous to health and people mistook engines for fire-breathing demons, through the Victorian heyday of royal trains and seaside specials to today’s more prosaic leaves on the line, this whistlestop tour through railways’ long and storied history is the perfect gift for armchair travellers, history fans and trainspotters.

Word count: 60,000

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3 Responses to " Railways’ Strangest Tales (Strangest series) "

  1. Anonymous says:
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t waste your time, 19 Mar. 2019
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    life

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    This review is from: Railways’ Strangest Tales (Strangest series) (Kindle Edition)
    Looked for tales/stories of the railway. Read first few…. ok some was interesting but sounded made up (ie story of a conversation on a roof in 1800s? No one would have recorded it and common sense says it wouldn’t have gone like it was ment to!) The facts in this book which I have read s all over the internet but after reading a few and it sounding made up I gave up on this “book”
  2. Anonymous says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Four Stars, 3 April 2018
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    Marilyn Gearing

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    a present for Christmas which was well received.
  3. Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Five Stars, 17 Aug. 2018
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    azon Customer

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    Very interesting book full of facts

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