Guildford's Hidden History

Guildford's Hidden History

Paranormal Surrey

Paranormal Surrey

Locomotives of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway 1839-1903

Series: Locomotives of the ...

Publication Date15th February 2014

Book FormatPaperback

pages160

Illustrations150

Height234

Width165

A contemporary account of the LB&SCR"s locomotives covering the company's formative years from 1839 up to 1903. Originally published over 100 years ago this new edition is fully illustrated with over 150 line drawings and photographs.
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ISBN
9781445634449

The London Brighton & South Coast Railway - also known as the 'Brighton Line' - was an important pre-grouping railway covering a triangular territory with London at its apex and the Sussex and Surrey coast at its base. Many of the early locomotives were acquired through amalgamations with other companies. Under a trio of chief mechanical engineers, including John Craven, William Stroudley, Robert and Lawson Billington, father and son, and Douglas Earle Marsh the company built or purchased well over 1,000 steam locomotives, many of which were handed over to the Southern Railway in the 1923 grouping of Britain's independent railway companies. To this day the former LBSCR lines form the backbone of the south east coast network. This account covers the years 1839 - 1903. This fascinating account of the LBSCR's locomotives was originally published in 1903, and is profusely illustrated with over 140 line drawings.

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