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The British and continental guides were published extensively by presenter Michael Portillo on BBC TV

The British and continental guides were published extensively by presenter Michael Portillo on BBC TV

Bradshaw Railway Guide

Bradshaw's was a series of railway timetables and travel guides published by WJ Adams and later Henry Blacklock, both of London.

They are named after founder George Bradshaw, who drew up his first calendar in October 1839. Although Bradshaw died in 1853, the range of titles bearing his name (and commonly referred to by that alone) continued to expand during the rest of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century, covering at various times continental Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand, as well as parts of the Middle East. They survived until May 1961, when the last monthly edition of the British guide was produced.

The British and continental guides were published extensively by presenter Michael Portillo, former Conservative MP and UK Cabinet Minister, on BBC TV in the series "Great British Railway Journeys" - Great British Rail Journeys as well as Great American Railroad Journeys. Great American Railroad Journeys 2016-2020, Great Indian Railway Journeys, Great Alaska Railroad Journeys and Great Canadian Railway Journeys, Great Australian Railway Journeys (Great Australian Railway Journeys 2019) and Great Asian Railway Journeys (Great Asian Railway Journeys 2020).

Each series features Portillo traveling a different route each week, with each daily episode being a short leg of the journey. The weekly trip is chosen to fit a theme, be it geographical, such as coast to coast, or historical. Filmed entirely on location, the series features a mix of Portillo delivering dialogue to the camera, as well as conducting ad-hoc interviews with members of the public or fellow travelers, in addition to pre-arranged interviews.

We emphasize that the British guide of 1936 encourages business investment in Spain.

" The ancient kingdom of Spain is well worth a visit by tourists and businessmen. "

Michael Portillo

I'm going to start a new railway adventure with a renewed edition of my 1936 Bradshaw guide.

When after the disappearance of the European empires, the new nations dreamed of a bright future. Technology has taken a giant leap. Planes and automobiles joined the railway and connected the entire planet.

Jazz and cinema brightened the lives of the proletarian masses, and enthusiasm ran through the metropolises lit up with bright lights. But fascists and communists continued their struggle to rule over Europeans whose fragile peace would once again be shattered by war.

Great continental rail trips. From Salamanca to Canfranc.

According to this revised edition of my 1936 Bradshaw guide: The ancient kingdom of Spain is well worth a visit by tourists and businessmen, for its exceptional climate, its superb and historic monuments, and its immense natural resources. Which makes me proud to have a Spanish passport, but the year my guide was published, the political climate changed from stormy to violent. And the visitors who came were volunteer soldiers and war correspondents, intellectuals like George Orwell and adventurers like Ernest Hemingway.

My route through this turbulent time will begin in the ancient kingdom of León, in the historic University of Salamanca, from there I will travel to Ávila, and then to Madrid, later I will visit Zaragoza, and after evoking a literary hero in Huesca I will finish my crossing in Canfranc, in a mythical Pyrenean resort.

During my trip I will see an impressive masterpiece by Picasso: "For me, it is the most important painting of the 20th century".

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