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By Colin Maggs MBE

ISBN-10: 1445652714

ISBN-13: 9781445652719

hundreds of thousands of commuters south of the Thames use the railway day-by-day, yet what number comprehend the attention-grabbing heritage of the Southern Railway, created in 1923 from 4 smaller businesses? Colin Maggs, one of many country’s most advantageous railway historians, tells the tale of the London & South Western Railway, the London Brighton & South Coast Railway, the South japanese Railway and the London, Chatham & Dover Railway (also often called the London, damage ’em & Turnover Railway as a result of its terrible safeguard checklist) in accomplished detail.

In addition to the company’s heritage, he covers the railway’s cross-Channel transport firm and the construction of Southampton Docks for ocean-going vessels. From its Victorian beginnings, the golden age of steam, diversification, Edwardian amalgamation via nationalisation and to the current day, Colin Maggs tells the gripping tale of 1 of the country’s proudest railway businesses. Illustrated with over a hundred pictures and interval posters, many in colour.

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