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Title BRITISH RAILWAY ENTHUSIASM
Published MANCHESTER : MANCHESTER UNIV PRESS, 2017
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Contents BRITISH RAILWAY ENTHUSIASM; Half Title Page; Series Pages; Title Page; Copyright; Epigraph; Dedication; Contents; List of table, maps and figures; General editorâ#x80;#x99;s foreword; CHAPTER 1: Introduction: the railway enthusiastâ#x80;#x99;s life-world; CHAPTER 2: The railway book (and magazine) mania; CHAPTER 3: Associated life; CHAPTER 4: Train spotter: the last pariah; CHAPTER 5: Preserved lines: playing trains or running a business?; CHAPTER 6: Blood on the tracks; CHAPTER 7: Modelling and engineering; CHAPTER 8: The rise and fall of the toy train empire
CHAPTER 9: Standards, schism and skill: exclusive brethrenCHAPTER 10: A dying fall?; Bibliography; Index
Summary Now available in paperback, this is the first academic book to study railway enthusiasts in Britain. Far from a trivial topic, the post-war train spotting craze swept most boys and some girls into a passion for railways, and for many, ignited a lifetime's interest. British railway enthusiasm traces this post-war cohort, and those which followed, as they invigorated different sectors in the world of railway enthusiasm - train spotting, railway modelling, collecting railway relics - and then, in response to the demise of main line steam traction, Britain's now-huge preserved railway industry. To
Subject Nostalgia -- Great Britain.
Railfans -- Great Britain.
Trainspotting -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526129744 (electronic bk.)
9781526129741 (electronic bk.)