The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway - 2 Establishment & Growth
Volume I of this three-part history of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway dealt with the events leading up to the formation of the company in 1846. Volume II covers the period of great expansion of the system and the financial crisis which brought the company so nearly to ruin. Chronologically the period described is from 1846 to 1869.
The general pattern set in the first volume has been continued with specially drawn maps showing clearly the lines under discussion and the main topographical features relevant to the line routing. The plates show many of the important constructions and buildings on these routes.
The author's intimate knowledge of the LBSCR is clearly evident in the detailed descriptions of route selection, construction and operation. This engrossing and authoritative history is based entirely on primary sources, drawn mainly from official data (mostly previously unpublished) in the author's own private collection. The carefully researched information together with a comprehensive index make this a standard work of reference for historians as well as railway enthusiasts.
Hardback with dust jacket, 336 pages, 16 black & white photographs, drawings
Condition: Very Good
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