The Railways of Merton, by Lionel Green

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The Railways of Merton, by Lionel Green
The Railways of Merton, by Lionel Green

Booklet published by the Merton Historical Society in 1998, 39 pages. A5 size booklet (N4289P1)

This short booklet offers an excellent brief introduction to the history of the railways in and around the South London area of Merton, and includes 4 pages of black and white photographs, as well as a two page map showing all the railway lines and routes in and around Merton. Sections in the booklet include:

  • The First Public Railway
  • Surrey Iron Railway - a description
  • London and Southampton via Wimbledon (1838)
  • Train Travels in 1845
  • The Railway Servants
  • Wimbledon and croydon Railway (1855)
  • Single Line train working
  • Wimbledon to Epsom (1859)
  • Tooting, Merton and Wimbledon Railway (1868)
  • Peckham Rye to Sutton Railway (1868)
  • Kingston to Wimbledon (1869)
  • LSW main line changes
  • Wimbledon, Merton and West Metropolitan (1889)
  • Electrification
  • Wimbledon and Sutton Railway (1929)
  • Morden Tube Railway (1926)
  • Recent Changes

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover is clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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