The Great Central Railway Marylebone to Rugby, by Bill Simpson
Published by Lamplight, 48 pages. Rectangular Paperback - 17cm by 24cm (N5546)
This book is a fascinating pictorial history of the railway line from Marylebone to Rugby, and includes over 40 black and white photographs (one to each page), showing the stations, tracks and locomotives of the railway many decades ago....
From the rear side cover: The remarkable thing about the Great Central Railway's London Extension was its 'modern' look, compared to the rugged diversity and gradual development of much older railways. It brought this look through the somnolent farmlands of the counties between Annesley and London with a bold and direct line taking advantage of modern engineering methods of the 1890's
This book illustrates the line beween Marylebone and Rugby, most of which was closed and removed in the 1960's. It is illustrated using photographs largely unfamiliar and somewhat startling to reveal just what did exist on those now grassy embankments and overgrown cuttings.
The condition of the book is excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover