Belles and Whistles: Journeys Through Time on Britain's Trains
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
Date: May 2016
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
In the heroic days of rail travel, you could dine on kippers and champagne aboard the Brighton Belle; smoke a post-prandial cigar as the Golden Arrow approached Paris, or be shaved by the Flying Scotsman's on-board barber. Everyone from schoolboys to socialites knew of these glamorous trains. Andrew Martin recreates famous train journeys by travelling aboard their nearest modern day equivalents, describing the disappearance of the extravagance and luxury.