The Caledonian Railway
- The Caledonian Railway
- by O.S.Nock
- The Caledonian was one of the greatest of the old railways in Great Britain before the grouping of 1923. It was a line of immense character, not only in its beautiful blue locomotives, its handsome stations and its many fast trains, but in the splendid solidarity of its management and the way in which vast capital sums were expended on huge schemes for the improvement of traffic handling and for the comfort and convenience of passengers.
- As one of its greatest General Managers once said, the most exciting part of its history was before the line was built, in the fight to secure Parlimentary sanction for its main line through Annandale; but as Mr Nock relates, there was ample excitement in later years, in the steamboat competition on the Clyde and in the races with the East Coast companies, first for the Edinburgh and later for the Aberdeen traffic. Mr Nock tells of great engineering works, like the enlargement of Glasgow Central station and thebuilding of Grangemouth Docks, of great men like Locke, Graham, Williamson and Matheson, not to mention such giants of the locomotive world as Drummond and McIntosh, while a final chapter gives some hitherto (in 1965)unpublished details of dynamometer car tests carried out with certain Pickersgill locomotives after the grouping
- 1962, Hardback, 190 pages, 6½" x 9¼"
- Print Code: VCR/1140/761/45/462
- Pre-Owned, some cover creasing, edge wear and minor page edge discolouration
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