The Northern Counties Railway Volume 1
- The Northern Counties Railway
- Volume 1: 1845-1903
- by J.R.L.Currie
- The appearance of this volume fills a a large gap in Irish railway history. Volume 1 covers the history of the Northern Counties Railway from 1845 to 1903, while Volume 2 covers carries the story from the acquistion of the undertaking by the Midland in 1903 through the LMS years, to nationalisation in 1949 up to 1972
- From small beginnings the company expanded, purchasing other lines as time went on, and steadily building up its prosperity. The field of narrow gauge operation was entered; but nevertheless the system remained compact, its route mileage of 250 paling beside British lines. But its enterprise in all aspects of railway activity made it renowned far and wide and for many years it was the most prosperous railway company in Ireland and one of the foremost in the United Kingdom. This was what prompted the Midland Railway to absorb the Northern Counties in 1903.
- In this first volume is included the story of the subsidiary lines which were acquired, together with a chapter on tourist development in which the Northern Counties was prominent.
- Many fascinating personalities connected with the line are brought to life, not least Edward John Cotton, manager for 42 years and probably Ireland's leading railwayman, and Bowman Malcolm, appointed locomotive engineer at the age of 22.
- 248 pages, 1973, Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- ISBN-10 0715359347
- New — Out of Print
- Pre-Owned, very good, price clipped, inscription on flysheet
- David & Charles Publications
- Related Titles
- The Northern Counties Railway Volume 2:1903-1972