LNWR Carriages - A Concise History
The London and North Western railway was not only England's Premier Line but the largest joint stock railway corporation in the world. Its shiny black engines and coaches of dark lake and white livery were such an institution that it was once said that if one went to the North Pole, it would not be surprising to find an LNWR train waiting for business! Much has been written about the LNWR but there is little covering the carriage stock of this company's famous trains. This book therefore attempts to fill that gap by outlining the development of LNWR carriages and West Coast Joint stock during this railway's most significant period.
The Author, David Jenkinson has, during the last thirty years, made something of a special study of the development of British railway carriages and during his time as Head of Education and Research at the National Railway Museum was also responsible for the development of its carriage collection, including the famous LNWR Royal Saloons which are, of course, featured in this book. Published first in the late 1970s and out of print for well over ten years, this important review is offered again here, largely unaltered from its original form. Containing as it does a fine selection of photographs and a very comprehensive range . of carriage drawings, it will appeal to model and prototype enthusiasts alike and adds yet another valuable subject to the growing range of definitive historical railway titles published under the Pendragon imprint.
Hardback with dust jacket, 188 pages, black & white photographs, drawings
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