Speed on the East Coast Main Line: A Century and a Half of Accelerated Services Peter Semmens

ISBN: 9780850599305

Published: November 1st 1989

Hardcover

256 pages


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Speed on the East Coast Main Line: A Century and a Half of Accelerated Services  by  Peter Semmens

Speed on the East Coast Main Line: A Century and a Half of Accelerated Services by Peter Semmens
November 1st 1989 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780850599305 | 10.61 Mb

This book, published to coincide with the electrification of the line through to Leeds and the introduction of the new Electra locomotives, outlines the history of the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross, from the 1870s to the present day. TheMoreThis book, published to coincide with the electrification of the line through to Leeds and the introduction of the new Electra locomotives, outlines the history of the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross, from the 1870s to the present day.

The line has witnessed some remarkable examples of high-speed train running from its earliest years. Patrick Stirlings single-wheelers of the 1870s, the dramatic Races to the North of the 1880s and 90s, Grisleys masterpiece Pacifics of the 1920s, the streamliner era of the 30s , including Mallard and her sisters and as the Deltic diesels and especially the Intercity 125 units of more recent years all contribute to panorama of locomotive development.



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