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Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide (full edition) : For Travellers Through Europe, with an Epitomized Description of Each Country, and Maps of Europe, Showing the Lines of Railways Opened - George Bradshaw

Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide (full edition)

For Travellers Through Europe, with an Epitomized Description of Each Country, and Maps of Europe, Showing the Lines of Railways Opened

Hardcover Published: 15th July 2016
ISBN: 9781908402479
Number Of Pages: 1560

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Following its bestselling edition of Bradshaw's Handbook 1863, Old House brings you this fascinating guide to Europe's rail network on the very brink of the First World War. Published in 1913, it is divided into three sections: timetables for services covering the continent, short guides to each city and notable destination and features, and a wealth of advertisements and ephemeral materials concerning hotels, restaurants and services that might be required by the early twentieth century traveller by rail.

It affords a fascinating glimpse of fin de siecle Europe and of a transport network that was shortly to be devastated by the greatest war the world had ever seen.

About the Author

George Bradshaw became famous for producing the world's most successful and longest running combined railway timetable a publication to be found in the library of every Victorian traveller. But in the middle of the 19th century, with the railway network reaching its peak, his company shifted focus to tourist guides, such as this one, designed for the rail traveller.


Buy this for a look into the past


On our own continental railway journey through Switzerland and Germany, found it very interesting



Rail travel the old way


The book has been used on one European rail journey so far and although the content is from the early part of last century, you would be surprised how much is unchanged - it is Europe after all!



Impressive (but hardly portable)


In a nod to Michael Portillo's wonderful series, this was purchased for a loved one who adored the series. Whilst we both love the book, it was about double the thickness we'd expected - so it probably WON'T come travelling with us - which is a pity because I suspect it would've been a great alternate guide.

Townsville, QLD


Not useful but interesting!


I bought this for my husband for Xmas last year just as an interesting gift really.....we watch Great train journeys and I thought it might interest him., It did of course and the maps are incredible but just for fun and I think he enjoyed it but quite heavy to read in bed!





Was a gift for a friend who loves it.

Adelaide South Australia


A piece of history of Pre WW I Europe


What I wasn't expecting, though this is not anyone's fault but mine, is that more than 50% of the book is taken up with timetables. Now that may have been very relevant to readers in 1913, but I'd say with confidence that they are no longer up-to-date.

Sydney, Australia


Amazing Book


I always read my book when watching Great Continental Railways so I can compare notes. It's much better than I anticipated. Thank You.

Brisbane Australia


Excellent Book, a great companion for the Series.


My home is Germany and i enjoy watching the Continental Railway Journey Series. I do a lot of Traveling through Europe and this book gives me and insight of what it was like to Travel through Europe in 1913 two years before the First World War. Interesting to see how things have changed since then.

NT Australia


Great job agian


Great book for our travels

Canberra Australia


A hit as a gift


A great gift fro anyone who is interested in European travel and railways.



Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide

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ISBN: 9781908402479
ISBN-10: 1908402474
Series: Old House
Audience: BAU
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1560
Published: 15th July 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 13.9  x 8.4
Weight (kg): 1.44
Edition Number: 1