LMS Branch Lines
- LMS Branch Lines, 1945-1965
- LMS Branch Lines covered some of the most varied countryside in the British Isles. The London Midland and Scottish Railway was Britains largest railway company and stretched from the far north of Scotland to the south of England. The LMS, created in 1923 by the amalgamation of the West Coast group of companies covered most industrial and rural areas in North West England, North Wales and the Midlands
- Remote mountain railways in Wales, lines in industrial areas of Lancashire and Cumberland, not to mention the Clyde Valley, all saw the familiar standardised locomotive types and maroon coaches. Unlike its contemporaries, the LMS produced and used standard locomotive types on a wide scale, these later influenced British Railays standard locomotive policy.
- The LMS was very much a steam hauled concern and, although various experiments were carried out with other forms of traction, steam lasted until 1968 on the London Midland Region, the last part of Britain with steam power. The Steam Age now alas behind us can be seen in its final years from the wind swept mountains of the Pennines, through the backyards of the Black Country to the flower bedecked stations of the South West of England
- 1980, Case bound, 160 black & white plates, 8¾" x 11"
- ISBN-10 0860930629
- ISBN-13 9780860930624
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