The London, Midland and Scottish Railway Volume 7: From St Pancras to Sheffield (Amberley)

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In illustrated survey of the LMS main line from St Pancras to Sheffield, nowadays more usually referred to as the Midland Main Line.

The book begins with an historical introduction describing how the line came to be built and looking at the early railway companies that gave rise to this important trunk route. Covers the Midland Counties Railway, North Midland Railway, Leicester & Hitchin Railway and of course the Midland Railway. It also describes the Midland Railway London Extension and subsequent developments.

A few notes on motive power and a couple of maps of the route are followed by the historical survey that makes up the majority of the book. Every station along the line is described and illustrated, including stations long-since closed. Most junctions are also illustrated and all photographs are accompanied by extended captions, providing much historical and operational detail.

The photographs are a representative selection from all periods in the line’s history. They show some of the famous trains to have operated on the route, as well as impressive stations buildings in locations such as Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and London St Pancras. 96 pages.

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