Southern Electric A New History, Volume Two: Main Line Electrification, The War Years, and British Railways
In this first major history of Southern Electric for over fifty years, David Brown presents a definitive survey that is the fruit of thirty years of research. It includes the first ever detailed history of the Southern Railway's suburban rolling stock as well as dealing with the development of the electrified suburban services. In Volume Two of his minutely researched new history of the Southern Electric, David Brown describes the main line electrification schemes of the 1930s and provides highly detailed descriptions of the rolling stock built for them, including the famous Brighton Belle. The story of the electrified network through World War Two and the British Railways era to 1983 is then covered, including new rolling stock and departmental conversions introduced during this period. The book is comprehensively illustrated with approximately 150 photographs.
Hardback, 248 pages
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