The Southern Railway Story

The Southern Railway Story

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At the forefront of innovation and development in the rail world, the Southern Railway was the only main-line railway to embrace electrification wholeheartedly, creating what was at the time the world's largest electric suburban network. It was also the only railway to use passenger train ferries, allowing its sleeping car service between London and Paris to operate as a true through service, and its `Golden Arrow' all-Pullman day express even had its own luxury Channel ferry. These achievements would have been noteworthy at any time, but were set against the challenging background of worldwide depression. With the aid of stunning colour photographs, The Southern Railway Story explores this remarkable passenger-traffic-driven railway from its commuter trains, via its international express railway, to its role as a holiday railway serving many of the most popular seaside more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 128 x 186 x 12mm | 260g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 075248804X
  • 9780752488042
  • 956,975

About David Wragg

David Wragg is a former journalist contributing to newspapers like "Spectator" and the "Sunday Telegraph." He also worked in transport with P&O and as an advisor to the then Chartered Institute of Transport. He was a political activist and former Transport Convenor of his local community council. He has written many successful books on naval and aviation history, and has been award of five stars by a leading railway magazine for his "Southern Railway Handbook."show more