The Railways of Camden, by KA Scholey

The Railways of Camden, by KA Scholey

The Railways of Camden, by KA Scholey

Book published by Camden History Society in 2002, 56 pages. Slim paperback (N5229)

From the rear side cover: This book traces the history of passenger and goods travel in what is now the London Borough of Camden from the first arrival of steam locomotives at Chalk Farm to the latest developments in the electrified lines and underground trains that criss cross the borough.

Populations watched in wonder as the major rail termini at Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras appeared and luxurious hotels for the weary traveller, including the gigantic Midland Grand Hotel, arose beside them. Then suburban rail lines multiplied, and the suburbs themselves burgeoned, stimulating the creation of Underground lines to relieve the resultant overwhelming surface traffic. Chapters include:

  • The main-line termini (including Euston, Kings Cross, St Pancras)
  • The Surface Lines (Including LNWR, Midland, Great Northern, Great Central, North London, Hampstead Junction and Gospel Oak-Barking)
  • The Underground Lines (Including Circle, Metropolitan, Central, Piccadilly, Northern, Victoria, Jubilee)
  • Locomotive Sheds and goods depots (including Camden, Kentish Town, Kings Cross, and St Pancras)

The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs but is 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

Condition New