The Railways of Beckenham Hardback
Railways in the London suburbs have for too long been relatively ignored when it comes to the recording of their history.
The system as exists today was born out of proposal, counter proposal, and eventual development, resulting in one of the most complex and heavily used networks anywhere in the world.
This new book by former resident Andrew Hajduki fills an important gap, chronicling the history of the transport links of the area and covering the time in the Victoria era when railways were first seriously considered, through their building, development, operation, electrification, and subsequent life in the twenty-first century.
Drawing on over 100 quality illustrations, many of which will never have been seen before, this is a book to delight two distinct and separate audiences - the railway enthusiast certainly, but also the residents of South London and Kent who can at last learn how their area came to be what it is today.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, approx 140 b/w, 10 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Crecy Publishing
- Publication Date: 24/03/2011
- Category: Trains & railways: general interest
- ISBN: 9781906419592