Britains New Railway
- Britain's New Railway
- Electrification of the London-Midland main lines from Euston to Birmingham, Stoke-on-trent, Crewe, Liverpool and Manchester
- by O.S.Nock
- The extension of the London Midland electrification from Manchester and Liverpool to Euston in December 1965 marks the end of a decisive phase in the greatest railway reconstruction project this country has ever seen. This book is published to commemorate this outstanding event. It describes not merely the new railway, as completed, but traces the history of the project from its origin, and tells of the problems faced by the engineers as the overall plan gradually unfolded.
- O.S.Nock has been privileged to witness at first hand a great part of work, and he describes constructional work on the line, the equipment of the new electric depots, signalling installations, and the running of the new locomotives. Chapters of exceptional interest deal with the period of transition from the old to the new, covering such topics as training the drivers, changing over the signalling, and high speed test runs to observe the riding of the coaches on the new permanent way.
- The book is superbly illustrated by nearly 100 photographs showing many unusual aspects of the reconstruction work.
- 1966, Hardback, 224 pages, 6¼" x 9¼"
- No Print Code
- Pre-Owned, excellent, very clean
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