The Southern Way - Issue 43 .
The Southern Way is the journal of record for all those interested in the history and heritage of the Southern Railway, its constituent companies and the Southern Region of British Railways.
Edited by Kevin Robertson, whose extensive knowledge of all things SR and whose many publications on the railways of the south of England are well known to SR enthusiasts, each volume contains a series of authoritative articles on an always interesting range of topics, copiously illustrated with a wealth of photographs.
Four issues of The Southern Way are published annually, usually in January, April, July and October and the regular issues of the journal are supplemented by occasional Southern Way Specials which focus in much greater depth on specific area of SR history, operations or traction.
The Southern Way 43 content in this issue includes;
- Slip coach working on the SECR
- More from the lost archives of Stephen Townroe
- Salisbury to Exeter Part 1
- The International Union of Railways Conference held in Eastbourne in July 1951 where the examples of BR’s new Standard locomotives were on display along with the latest diesel and electric motive power units.
- The ‘Flying Boat trains’, a short lived but direct and non-stop steam service from Victoria to Christchurch and/or Poole for onwards air travel in flying boats. The service continued throughout the war and was used by VIPs and politicians before ending around 1947.
Softback, 96 pages, over 175 illustrations
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