A History of the London & Birmingham Railway, Volume 2 - Bletchley to Rugby, by Peter Richards and Bill Simpson
Book published by Lamplight in 2009, 160 pages. Large A4 size softback (N4881)
Brand New Book
The authors have combined their considerable knowledge of railway history to produce this fascinating and detailed book on the first main trunk line out of London, and volume two concentrates on the stretch between Bletchley and Rugby.
The informative text is supported by around 140 illustrations including lots of black and white photographs, maps, diagrams and timetables, and the book is undobtedly a must read/reference for anyone interested in the history of this essential route.
From the rear side cover: This second volume of the history of the L&BR concerns a section of landscape from Bletchley to Rugby, high on the uplands of central England with the challenging prospect of Kilsby Ridge. The railway engineering role of the town of Wolverton as a 'New Town' settlement is especially prominent, as is the broader industrial role of Rugby, established by the railway as an important junction.
All of which is related in informative text with some 146 photographs and numerous line diagrams and maps.
The chapters of the book follow the course of this section odf the line, and the chapters include: the L&BR in conflict, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Wolverton, Castlethorpe, Roade, Blisworth, Weedon, Crick/Welton, Kilsby Tunnel, Rugby, Kilsby & Crick, and Northampton
Please note their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.