The aim of this series is to appeal to readers of all ages, perhaps for different reasons...In this volume: We travel back to the year 1977, as ever an eventful year, that included:* The Centenary Test Match * Red Rum wins Grand National for third time * Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen * Smaller GBP1 note released * Concorde New York service begins * London Underground Heathrow extension opensFor the younger reader there are wonderful pictures of trains, real trains. There will, for example, be tank engines, steam engines, electric trains and multiple units and many more varieties besides! Some will be recognised from train sets, model railways and books, while others will be seen for the first time. For the older reader the books are designed to build into a collection placing the railway in the context of key events thus providing an historical perspective of travel in times past. For those old enough to remember the years depicted, the series will, we hope, provide reminders for many of school days, time perhaps spent train-spotting, shed bashing and generally gricing!
The books also make ideal theme gifts for the year of birth, marriage, retirement, starting work and other such events in life.
Introduction 2The Queen's Silver Jubilee 4Working at Waterloo... 7...and down the line to Clapham 13The Great Northern route from King's Cross 16Derailment at Clink Road Junction 19On the Isle of Wight 22Catch it while you can: 'The Corkscrew Shuttle' 26West from Paddington 28London's Underground 32Down in Dorset 39Around Worcester 42Southern serendipity 441977 Happenings (1) 61977 Happenings (2) 301977 Arrivals & Departures 16TV favourites 37No1 records 41