British Railway Enthusiasm

British Railway Enthusiasm - Studies in Popular Culture

Paperback (31 Jul 2014) | English

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Synopsis

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. Today this industry finds itself riven by tensions between preserving a loved past which ever fewer people can remember and earning money from tourist visitors. The widespread and enduring significance of railway enthusiasm will ensure that this groundbreaking text remains a key work in transport studies, and will appeal to enthusiasts as much as to students and scholars of transport and cultural history.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719065675
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 385.2620941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 498g
Height: 234mm
Width: 157mm
Spine width: 17mm