A History of the Great Western Railway (Paperback)
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A History of the Great Western Railway (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 15/07/2015
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The story of the most iconic railway company of the great age of steam. The initials 'GWR' conjure an evocative picture of a Brunswick green locomotive hauling tea-and-cream-coloured coaches through a verdant West Country landscape. However, the GWR was not just engines and trains. In this comprehensive history, Colin Maggs, one of the country's foremost railway historians, tells of other, perhaps less well-known aspects of the company's history: its construction and expansion; the activities of its publicity department; and its sea, air and road services. It was a caring, cradle-to-the-grave employer and at Swindon even provided a hospital, school, baths and recreational facilities. These and other fascinating aspects of the company are all revealed in this accessible book, illustrated with over 100 photographs and period posters, many in colour.

Publisher: Amberley Publishing
ISBN: 9781445644288
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 546 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28 mm


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'Comprehensive and full of charming anecdotes' * Christian Wolmar *

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