Maggs's Railway Curiosities

Maggs's Railway Curiosities

By: Colin Maggs (author)Paperback

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What are the wrong kinds of leaves on the track? At which station could you buy your ticket from a booth in a tree? How do smooth wheels grip smooth rails? Why don't locomotive boilers explode? What is a slip coach? How can a railway wagon be moved without a locomotive? Colin Maggs is one of Britain's leading railway historians and in 1993 was awarded the MBE for services to railway history. The author of over one hundred books on the subject, he has assembled a truly fascinating collection of quirky facts, unbelievable stories and staggering statistics about Britain's glorious railways from their earliest origins to the present day.

About Author

Colin Maggs is one of the country's foremost transport and engineering historians and has written over one hundred books as well as innumerable magazine articles. He has also made several TV and radio appearances. In 1993 he received the MBE for services to railway history. He lives in Bath.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781445652658
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781445652658
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 144565265X

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