The Illustrated History of East Coast Joint Stock
From the mid-19th century until the Grouping in 1923, the three railway companies running trains between London and Edinburgh (the East Coast Route), had an operating agreement for working this prestigious line. The companies concerned were the Great Northern, North Eastern and North British Railways, with the agreement calling for specially built passenger carriages in a distinctive and attractive livery of varnished teak with gold lettering and East Coast Joint Stock coats of arms.
All types of coaches were constructed under this agreement, from 3rd class compartment carriages to luxury dining cars, as well as two Royal saloons. Both of these superb vehicles now have pride of place in the National Collection.
This is the first complete history of the ECJS vehicles and includes photographs and scale drawings of every type, together with full details of each individual coach supplied for these services.
Ken Hoole was the acknowledged expert on all matters relating to railways in the North East of England, with more than 40 books to his credit as well as numerous magazine articles published. This was the last manuscript to be completed by the author before his death, and is a fine example of the comprehensive research he undertook for all his books. It is an essential reference for railway historians and modellers alike.
Hardback with dust jacket, 144 pages, black & white photographs, drawings
Condition: Very Good
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