The LBSCR Elevated Electrification : A Pictorial View of Construction Paperback / softback
With the growing interest in early railways and the similar desire for something a 'bit different', author Stephen Grant tells the tale of the LBSCR in all its glory.
The origins of this book date from a century ago. A time when electrification was being seriously considered for suburban railway use, in an effort to counteract the success of the various street tramways which had started to make considerable inroads into the income of the railway companies.
How this affected the London, Brighton & South Coast railway on their suburban lines around London has been told in words elsewhere - but not in pictures, and certainly not in pictures taken by the LBSCR at the actual time the work was in progress!
This 64 page album is a stunning series of images originating from the collection of the late R C (Dick) Riley purchased by the publisher from his estate some years ago.
Stephen has breathed life into the photographs, identifying locations and providing detail only a true expert would be able to identify.
With the growing interest in early railways this enchanting new volume certainly fits the bill.
It is a must have for every Rail Enthusiast.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 64 pages, 80 b/w illustrations
- Publisher: Crecy Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/09/2011
- Category: Trains & railways: general interest
- ISBN: 9781906419653