The Midland Railway: A Chronology, Listing in Geographical Order the Opening Dates of the Lines and Additional Running Lines of the Company Together with the Dates of the Opening, Re-naming, and Closing of Stations and Signalboxes :: John Gough soon to be presented for sale on the tremendous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Mold: Railway & Canal Historical Society, 1989, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd, revised & expanded, edition, 1st printing, first published 1986. Contains: Maps; Laid-in corrections;
From the cover: Centred on Derby, the Midland Railway extended to Manchester, Carlisle, Lincoln, Peterborough, Shoeburyness (after acquiring the London, Tilbury & Southend), St Pancras, Bath and Bristol, and Swansea. Joint ownership of lines took the company further: to Chester, Liverpool, and Southport, into south-western Scotland, to Ferrybridge on the way towards York, out to the East Anglian coast, and south to Bournemouth. The Midland had a stake in the Forth Bridge Railway; it also owned lines in Ireland.
This was a truly national company a giant amongst railways, handling every sort of traffic. It had an enviable reputation for looking after the comfort of its passengers, not only in the trains, but also in the supporting services provided by its steamers and top-class hotels.
This book records the growth of the Midland system as lines were built or acquired and stations were opened, and as the ever-growing traffic o…
Introduction by: Professor T. C. Barker
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 392 pages. 12″ x 8½”.
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