The Great Western Way, by John Lewis

The Great Western Way, by John Lewis

The Great Western Way, by John Lewis

Book published by the Historical Model Railway Society in 2009, 426 pages. Large rectangular hardback - c.21cm by 30cm (N5592)

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The original Great Western Way (published in 1978) soon gained a reputation as the standard reference work on the way the Great Western and its constituent companies created their impression on the travel market through their house livery style. In light of new research the opportunity has been taken to completely revise the original and so the whole book has been rewritten, expanded and comprehensively illustrated...

The new edition, whilst based on the framework of the original, is a complete re-write including much new analysis and information that has come to light in the intervening years. It also includes a comprehensive set of source references which was missing from the earlier version. It also contains many new photographs, appendices and a colour chart. In addition, the relevant livery changes up to the end of the BR 'steam' period in 1968 have been added.
Chapters include:

Heraldic Devices and Painting Considerations
Passenger Carriages
The 'Brown' Vehicles
Freight Vehicles
Permanent Way and Signals
Buildings and Structures
Road Vehicles
Broad Gauge
Vale of Neath Railway
Bristol and Exeter Railway 189
South Devon Railway
Cornwall Railway
Narrow Gauge
Shrewsbury Railways
West Midlands Railway
Alexander (N&SW) Dock and Railway
Barry Railway
Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway
Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway
Cambrian Railways
Mid Wales Railway
The Van Railway
Welshpool and Llanfair Railway
The Mawddwy Railway
Vale of Rheidol Railway
Cardiff Railway
Midland and South Western Junction Railway
Neath & Brecon Railway
Port Talbot Railway
Rhondda & Swansea Bay Railway
Rhymney Railway
South Wales Mineral Railway
Swansea Harbour Trust
Taff Vale Railway
Several appendices, including Painting Specifications, Carriage Interiors, Standard Noticed Boards,  Passenger Carriage Numbering, Train Description Numbers, Locomotive Classifications, Locomotive Livery Changes, Telegraphic Code Names, Locomotive Headcodes, Taff Vale Railway Company Uniforms, Taff Vale Railway Locomotive Headcodes, GWR Cast Letters & Numerals, Wagon Sheets and Ropes, GWR Rolling Stock under British Railways, Shed Codes and Markings on Locomotives, Sea & Air Liveries and a Final Miscellany, Colour Samples

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

Condition New