British Railways Past and Present, No. 4: The North East
'British Railways Past and Present' is a nationwide series of books featuring photographs of railway locations taken several decades ago and comparing them with the same scene today. Such is the current pace of change on our railway system that even a few years can reduce a busy and vibrant railway scene to a wasteland or housing estate - or conversely can bring electrification and up-to-the-minute technology to an outdated, run-down route. The contrasts are often dramatic, while sometimes hardly anything had altered in 30 or 40 years. Whatever the change, the comparison of 'past' and 'present' will intrigue not only the railway enthusiast and historian, but also anyone interested in our recent history.
In this volume covering The North East are over 250 photographs in black & white and colour featuring
- The East Coast Main Line from Darlington to the Tweed
- Railways of Newcastle, Gateshead and Tyneside
- Hartlepool, Stockton and Teesside
- Industrial and rural lines of Durham
- The Newcastle & Carlisle line
- Railways in the Border country
Softback, 104 pages, black & white and colour photographs
Condition: Good with some fading to spine
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