Operation Midland, by P. Webb and W.S. Beckett, subtitled 'Train Services and Carriage Workings 1955'
Published by Xpress, 80 pages. Large A4 size softback (N4793P1)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: This book sets before the reader the fine detail that went into Midland Railway main line passenger operations in 1955, a year representative of the British Rail (BR) steam period. The main line passenger timetable for 1955 is included together with, for comparison's sake, those of 1909 and 1939. The emphasis of the book is placed upon carriage workings and train formations - the information for each main line train being given individually together with details of what each vehicle did before entering a particular formation and what it did subsequently. The book also includes a summary of the LMS carriage building programme between 1923 and 1954.
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