The East Coast Main Line 1939-1959 (Volume 2)

Author(s): B. W. L. Brooksbank and Peter Tuffrey 

ISBN: 9781781557495
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The period of 1939-1959 was crucial in the history of the East Coast mainline stretching from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh Waverely. This book takes a snapshot of the line in the 1930s then pays attention to the impact of the Second World War and the creation of British Railways following nationalisation in 1948
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  • The first detailed study of this huge mainline through its operational history

  • Features extended commentaries from the authors, rich in detail

  • Superbly illustrated with black and white photographs, many never seen before


In this second and final volume, the whole of the East Coast Main Line between King’s Cross and Edinburgh Waverley stations is examined closely, with a particular emphasis on the ways and structures: the line, stations, connections, yards, and other physical features.

Interposed are accounts of the traffic at the principal stations – including connecting and branch line services – with observations on changes over the period 1939 to 1959. Some emphasis is placed on freight traffic on account of its importance and, perhaps, its relative unfamiliarity to the reader.

The lines, stations and many other elements are described as they were in August 1939, but as some plans on which they are based are dated before the late 1930s, there may be marginal differences from the precise layout in 1939.


BOOK ISBN 9781781557495
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 256 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 26 May 2022
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 114 black-and-white photographs

 

 






Peter Tuffrey was born in Doncaster in 1953. He studied Fine Art at Doncaster College of Art and then at Leeds University until 1974.

He was Keeper of Fine and Decorative Arts at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery 1975-1995; freelance writer 1995-2000, PR Media Consultant for Doncaster Rovers 2000- 2002; and Area Manager for the Music Ground Group of Companies 2003-2010.

He is now working as a freelance writer. He has produced over 80 publications featuring the Doncaster area as well as Nottingham, Sheffield, and the Yorkshire area in general. He has also written many articles for local and regional newspapers and has recently penned a novel Angel from the Gutter



Dr Benjamin Walter Lamplugh Brooksbank (1927-2018) was a pioneering medical researcher at University College London and the Medical Research Centre. He was, however, separate to his distinguished medical career, a railway enthusiast with a deep knowledge of the East Coast Main Line, and his detailed research work forms the foundation of this book.



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