The Coaching Era, by Geoffrey Body and Roy Gallop

£9.99
The Coaching Era, by Geoffrey Body and Roy Gallop

The Coaching Era, by Geoffrey Body and Roy Gallop

Book published by Fiducia Press in 2003, 55 pages. Paperback (N4190P1)

From the rear side cover: From the early 1840's the rapid growth of the railways brought to an end two centuries of enterprising and colourful coach travel. Developing from the arduous and tedious journeys by goods waggon into the availability of a wide network of coach links between major towns, the coaching era involved more than just the romantic coach names and the thrill of hearing the horn of the approaching mail coach. This book covers all that, but also delves further into what journeys were like, what they cost, and how the services were operated, adding the fascination of people, places, and practices to breathe life into the facts about coaching roads, routes and inns.

The book includes several black and white photographs and illustrations, and sections include:

  • The early years
  • Expansion in the 18th Century
  • Operators and operations
  • On the road
  • The Coaching Heyday
  • Coming of the Railways

Condition of the book is excellent. The cover is clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed on the front cover

Condition New