Great Eastern in Town & Country
- Great Eastern in Town & Country
- by Chris Hawkins
- The Great Eastern ran through some of the darkest townscapes of the land, and some of the most deeply rural. It has become like no other in the mind; a railway of absolute contrasts, both sutble and stark. It has come to epitomise both the cobbled alleys and courts of the gas lit Victorian city, the East End of legend, with its huddled labouring classes all mufflers and caps; the brasher seaside resort, candy floss and jellied eels, and the most remote of our fields and lanes - the buried rural isolation of deepest Suffolk and Norfolk.
- Town and Country is a representation of this great contrast, presented through an unusual wealth of photographs, generously and entertainingly captioned. It represents something of a departure from the traditonal treatment of railway subjects, for its concentration upon the enviroment of the Great Eastern, its lineside and buildings more than trains, locomotives and stock. A number of plans, including pull outs gives an unprecedented coverage and the account breaks new ground again by taking the reader through comprehensive tours of major parts of the Great Eastern of old. The story is brought through LNER days, to the British Railways of the 1950s and 1960s.
- 1994, 64 pages, Case bound, 8¼" x 11¾"
- Irwell Press
- ISBN-10 1871608163
- New — Out of Print
- Pre-Owned, light cover edge fade
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