The London and North Eastern Railway in Focus
John Crawley, a railway enthusiast since early child-hood, presents a stunning compilation of official and amateur photographs, promotional booklets, accident reports and other items drawn from his own extensive archives of LNER memorabilia.
Together they portray the very essence of a once great steam railway system covering 6,300 miles of track and astutely run with much panache for the 25-year period between regrouping in 1923 and nationalisation in 1948.
Here are LNER's stylish streamlined specials of the 1930s which brought the company fame throughout the world. The combination of high speed with comfort and punctuality met public acclaim - the pioneering 'Silver Jubilee' train running from Newcastle to King's Cross, the success of which led to `The Coronation' trains connecting London and Edinburgh, and 'West Riding Limited' catering for the Bradford wool trade.
Here, too, are photographs and details of numerous others of the company's locomotives, coaches, goods wagons, road vehicles and other facilities. All combine to form both a valuable record and a visual feast of appeal to all levels of interest.
Hardback with dust jacket, 192 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Good/Very Good with slight foxing to edges of pages
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