The Story of Railways, 1964, Series 601 (DJ)


The Story of Railways was first published in 1961 and was the 3rd title in the long-running Achievements series, 601.  It was illustrated by the brilliant visual-storyteller Robert Ayton and written by  Richard Bowood.

You get the feeling from the illustrations that Ayton had particular fun with these early titles – there are coming scenes to spot in so many of the pictures and this is perfect to attract and hold the attention of children.  How many school projects did these books underpin in the 1960s and 1970s I wonder?

This book was originally issued with a dustwrapper.  As with so many of the technology-focused books, it was revised a few years after publication to reflect the fast-changing pace of technological change.  This is the original version.

This copy:

This copy will has its original dustwrapper (not price-clipped).  It is in good condition but with extra wear to the spine panel.  Inside there is a name on the title page and the odd grubby mark or minor blemish but the reading pages are in good shape.  This is the last title listed on the back DJ flap.

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Weight 0.11 kg