Tag Archives: George Bradshaw

What is this mystery railway guide?

While tackling one of our last remaining ‘black holes’ of library material in the store this week, I came across this rather unusual book: Richardson’s Railway Guide. It’s about the size and thickness of early timetables from George Bradshaw’s famous series and, … Continue reading

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Railway tourist guides: part 1

BBC2 has recently been showing the second series of “Great British Railway Journeys”, featuring Michael Portillo’s travels around Britain by rail using an 1860s ‘Bradshaw’s Guide’. The first series led to a quite a few enquiries here in Search Engine … Continue reading

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Bradshaw and the Victorians

In his popular television programme, Great British Railway Journeys, Michael Portillo uses Bradshaw’s Tourist Handbook to navigate the British rail network.  However, Bradshaw was most famous for his monthly timetable, known as Bradshaw’s Railway Guide. For nineteenth-century passengers, the complexity of Bradshaw’s Guide … Continue reading

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