British Railway Disasters

Lessons Learned from Tragedies on the Track

Robin Jones

Robin Jones details the worst train crashes in British history.
Date Published :
February 2020
Publisher :
Mortons Books
Illustration :
40 color photos
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781911658016
Pages : 134
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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This is the story of how Britain’s railway disasters, horrific though they may be, change the network for the better through the crucial lessons that are learned.

It starts with fatalities on early mining tramways before the dawn of the steam age and takes the story up to the present day. While many of Britain’s worst tragedies are covered in depth, such as Quintinshill in 1915 and Harrow & Wealdstone in 1952, the book also looks at others that had resounding consequences for safety.

About The Author

Robin Jones is the founding editor of Heritage Railway magazine, a monthly title devoted to railway preservation. A railway enthusiast since his early years, he was taken trainspotting at Widney Manor station in Solihull - on the Western Region route from Birmingham Snow Hill to Leamington Spa - during the last years of British Railways steam locomotives. Robin has had many books published, on subjects ranging from railways to history and travel.