London's Dock Railways, Part 2 - The Royal Docks, North Woolwich and Silvertown
Over two volumes, we see the growth of the dock company railways from simple sidings to a vast network under the Port of London Authority, together with full histories of over 100 locos that worked the various quays and sheds. London’s Dock Railways Part 1 looked at the systems operating in and around the Isle of Dogs at the Millwall and India Docks, and included various other railway wharves in the area. Part 2 chronicles the Royal Docks and their associated tracks, primarily the Victoria, Albert and King George V Docks, and also includes other associated and industrial railways in the vicinity.
The absorbing story of these industrial lines and locomotives is traced from their humble origins to what became one of the largest private railways in the country, but which are now nothing more than a memory that serves to remind us of one of the foremost periods in Britain’s industrial history.
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