North Eastern Railway - Historical Maps, by R.A. Cook and K. Hoole
Published by the Railway and Canal Historical Society in 1991, 48 pages. Large A4 size booklet (N4902)
The North Eastern Railway was formed in 1854 and served an area bounded by the coastline on the east, the river Humber to the south, the Tweed to the north and the Pennines to the east.
The purpose of the maps in this booklet is to record the building up of the NER system until its identity was lost in the 1923 grouping. The maps show every section of the line owned or worked by the company for regular public traffic (although minor lines are omitted for clarity). Wherever possible the opening date of each line is given as well an indication of the type of traffic carried - whether it was minerals, goods or passengers, and the constituent companies are also listed along with their principal Acts of Parliament.
The condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. The left and right hand edges of the book do curve very gently upwards from where the book has been stored flat on the shelves, and their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover