Operation West Coast - The West Coast Main Line Passenger Operations, subtitled 'Express Passenger Services, Train Formations and Carriage Workings on the West Coast Main Line 1956/57'
Published by Xpress, 108 pages. Large A4 size softback (N4794P1)
Brand New Book
From the opening paragraphs: Those who frequented the many stations between Euston and Carlisle during the 1950's will readily testify as to how each train had its particular identity - an individually marshalled set of coaches hauled by a particular type of engine seen only at a given time of day, and it is with great pleasure that we have been able to present the formations and carriage workings of the most important services of the West Coast Main Line and some of its subsidary routes, together with the details of the engines booked to these services. In addition, some attention has been given to the workings of empty carriage workings - a much neglected topic and one very much more complex than many might imagine!
The period covered in the book is the winter of 1956'57, which was fairly typical of the postwar steam period, and it is hoped that the information provided will be seen as exhaustive (or as close as we could get it!)....
About the publishers: Xpress Publishing should not be confused with its contemporaries. None of our text is written second hand nor do we produce books that have been culled and paraphrased from earlier books. Our books are written by Railwaymen who did what they are writing about - assisted by the fact thatduring our careers none of us threw away a timetable, engine or carriage working!
There are two fundamental that underpin our editorial policy - firstly all matter must be written by writers who were permenantly engaged in British Rail railway operations prior to the Beeching era, and secondly the book must be original content and completely independent of anything written on the subject elsewhere.
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