Archive Photographs Series The Great Eastern Railway by Gavin Smith  Soft Cover
Archive Photographs Series The Great Eastern Railway by Gavin Smith  Soft Cover
Archive Photographs Series The Great Eastern Railway by Gavin Smith  Soft Cover
Archive Photographs Series The Great Eastern Railway by Gavin Smith  Soft Cover
Archive Photographs Series The Great Eastern Railway by Gavin Smith  Soft Cover
Archive Photographs Series The Great Eastern Railway by Gavin Smith  Soft Cover

Archive Photographs Series The Great Eastern Railway by Gavin Smith Soft Cover

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Archive Photographs Series The Great Eastern Railway by Gavin Smith Soft Cover
 
Archive Photographs Series The Great Eastern Railway by Gavin Smith
Soft Cover
Copyright 1996
128 pages

Contents
Introduction
1.Early Tracks
2.Progress by Land and Sea
3.Expansion to Suburbia
4.Rails through Essex
5.To Poppyland and Back
6.Promoting the Line
7.Danger ahead: Tales of Pitch-ins
8.Great Eastern People
9.The Magic of a Railway
10. From the Guard's Van - A Last Look Back


The Great Eastern Railway rose phoenix-like from the ashes of bankruptcy to become one of the greatest of all passenger carrying lines. Its empire ranged from London and the eastern suburbs, through the gentle, agricultural  countryside of East Anglia, to the coasts of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. Through partnership in lines and co-operation with other railways it reached as far as the Sheffield area.
A succession of Chief Locomotive Superintendents constructed ingenious workhorses for its traction needs. At one stage it built the most powerful steam locomotive in the world to show that steam could equal the tractive power of electricity.
Finally after the First World War under an American General Manager, Henry Thornton, the G.E.R. operated, out of Liverpool Street Station, the most
intensive steam service in the world. This and the splendid continental and coastal dining-car express underlined the magnificent ingenuity and energy which had characterised the career of `God's Excellent Railway'. This collection of over 170 old photographs recalls something of those heady days.



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