GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY

GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY

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GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY

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SKU: 9781526777898 Category: Product ID: 46255

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Title: GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY
Author: PALMER, JOHN
Format: HARDBACK
Price: $125.00

For generations of railway enthusiasts and more latterly for social historians, the life and times of the former Great Central Railway and in particular its extension towards London in the 1890s and closure seventy years later, have generated considerable interest and controversy. Although many books have been written about the Railway, the majority in recent times have concentrated upon providing a photographic record and a nostalgic look in retrospect to what was generally perceived as happier times for the route. None of the books have presented the outcome from thorough research into the business aspects of the Railway and its successive private (L N E R) and public ( B R ) ownerships through war and peace, times of industrial, social and political change, that influenced and shaped the demand for a railway service. While retaining a strong railway theme throughout, the book identifies the role played by successive governments , the electricity and coal industries and the effect of social change that, together resulted in a case for closure. The content of the book replaces much supposition with fact and places on record what really happened. The final part of the book acknowledges the fine work over half a century of volunteers dedicated to saving a section of the line in Leicestershire. AUTHOR: John Palmer was born in 1948 and became a member of an extended family of railwaymen. Home was in the railway town of Derby, close to the Midland main line and the Great Northern line to Nottingham Victoria, employment within the railway industry naturally followed and John entered service in the department of the chief mechanical and electrical engineer. Shortly afterwards he was selected for a management training scheme, a career of 33 years in contract and project management work in the U K and overseas was enjoyed and also allowed ample opportunity to pursue his own natural interest in all things railway. 150 colour and b/w illustrations and maps

Year: 2021

Additional information

Weight 501 g
Dimensions 228 × 216 mm

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