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Great British Railways: 50 Things to See and Do

Written by Vicki Pipe, with Geoff Marshall

Part of the 50 Things to See and Do Series Series

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 History General Non-Fiction Transport / Construction

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There’s an infectious enthusiasm about this book that will inspire every reader to look around their local train station with new eyes, or to take train trips specially to explore other lines and destinations. Author Vicki Pipe, ably assisted by Geoff Marshall (look out for Geoff’s Fun Facts text boxes – they’re irresistible), identifies fifty fascinating things to see and discover across the railways of England, Scotland and Wales and they range from tunnels, viaducts and lists of the smallest stations, to trees, railway pets and the people who keep the whole system moving. You get a great sense of the history of train travel in the UK and exciting glimpses into the future. A fact-filled information book compiled by people with a passion to match their knowledge.

Andrea Reece

More About This Book

From the duo that have turned their railway enthusiasm into an ever-growing You Tube community comes their first book for older children and young adults.

50 Things to See and Do are cross-generational activity books for ages 10+, from a dynamic duo whose online following grows by the thousands every month!

Over 150K people follow Geoff Marshall on YouTube for his videos and insights into the London Underground. For the first time Geoff is taking is unique knowledge of the tube system, his nicely nerdish humourand is directing it at the younger section of his fans for a brilliantly fun and fascinating book about London’s Underground network. Designed with graphics and line drawings to appeal to older children (or to anyone above 10….)

You can find a lot more fascinating train facts and fun on  Geoff Marshall YouTube Channel.

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Great British Railways: 50 Things to See and Do Synopsis

Take the rarest train routes, learn about the railways' people and animal friends, marvel at iconic stations, whizz over amazing bridges, steam through tremendous tunnels and visit the most spectacular railway sights. Ride across dramatic viaducts, visit Britain's busiest railway hub and its least-used station, stop at Britain's highest station, meet the railway cats and dogs, and more! This lively, interactive book will inspire children - and adults - to seize the moment and explore the wonderful world of Great Britain's railways.

Written by Vicki Pipe with additional fun facts from Geoff Marshall, the dynamic duo behind the YouTube channel's All the Stations and authors of The Railway Adventures.

Great British Railways: 50 Things to See and Do Press Reviews

Praise for The Railway Adventures:

'If you want to have a railway adventure, this excellent book is the best place to start.' - Ian Marchant

'This is a book which not only conveys the enthusiasm and love the two of them have for our railway network, but really does make you want to take a train journey somewhere just for pleasure and to appreciate some of the history and even the hidden stories behind the stations, the busy main lines and quiet rural routes around the country.' - #The Railway Magazine

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912836284
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: Vicki Pipe, with Geoff Marshall
Publisher: September Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: History, General Non-Fiction, Transport / Construction

About Vicki Pipe, with Geoff Marshall

Vicki Pipe is a museum education professional by trade, but also an artist and improviser. She has presented in videos for Londonist and on Geoff’s YouTube channel on a range of topics from history to Harry Potter. She is passionate about the stories of people, social change and how the railways impact on our sense of space and surroundings. Geoff Marshall is a freelance video producer making transport films for Londonist and his own YouTube channel. He is a tour guide for Hidden London, taking people inside abandoned tube stations, and ...

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