The perfect gift for every railway enthusiast. The history of Britain's railways is a long and fascinating one, filled with stories of grand endeavours, noted figures and record-breaking feats. Julian Holland brings together a unique miscellany of intriguing tales and engaging trivia - the perfect collection for every railway enthusiast. Stories range from Bulleid's 'Chinese Laundries', trainspotting trips in Wales and Scotland and Liverpool's 'Dockers' Umbrella' to railway artists and clergy, a railway-owned airline and railways that were never built. Find out about* The Royal Scot's 11,000-mile journey in the USA and Canada* A narrow gauge island railway in the middle of the Bristol Channel* How the London & South Western Railway saved the British Empire* Mallard's unbeaten world speed record of 1938* How to fly by Great Western Railway from Cardiff to Plymouth* The 75-mile network of narrow gauge railways on the Isle of Skye* How another 4,500 miles of railway escaped closure by Dr Beeching All Aboard is a delightful miscellany for every railway enthusiast, filled with fascinating and obscure stories, facts and figures.