This work documents the growth of rail travel, it explores the rise of the major railway companies and stations around the country and examines the role and impact of the railway in everyday life - from moving troops during the war to allowing people to go about their everyday lives in peacetime.
Part I All change!: The growth of rail travel and its impact; early reactions to the railway; Victoria takes a ride; the development of railway carriages; the Pullman; industrial railways; working on the railways; the railway inspectorate; the railway clearing house; day in the life of a shedmaster; British railway electrification; railway works towns; day in the life of a signalman; the General Strike; day in the life of a steam engine driver; the railway modernisation plan; day in the life of a country station master; the Beeching axe; dawn of the diesel era. Part II Tickets please!: The rise of the major railway companies and the creation of the great stations; The London, Midland and Scottish Railway; The Great Western Railway; The London and North Eastern Railway; The Southern Railway; The Metropolitan Railway; King's Cross & St Pancras stations; Liverpool Street Station; Waterloo Station; Crewe Station; York Station. Part III: All aboard!: The role of the railway in everyday life; showbiz specials; railway hotels; holiday train excursions; railways & the cinema; home front; the vital artery; the armoured train; women on the railway; civilians on the move; sabotage on the railways; crime on the railways.
Scenes from a Signal Box: A Social History of Britain's Railways by David & Charles Publishing
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