Heritage Railway

OFF THE SHELF

Railway Carriages

By Tim Bryan (softback, Shire Publications, 80pp, £8.99, 9781784423209).

FOR the general public at large, locomotives are the big draw at heritage railways and all too often carriages are viewed as a functional necessity.

Here, the author, a former curator at Swindon’s STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, offers a one-stop introduction to railway coaches and how and why they developed, from horse-drawn stagecoaches to railcars, Royal Trains, Pullman cars and other luxury trains, DMUs, BR Mk.1s and

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