184 pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper with colour laminated board covers.
It may not be generally recognised, but the London & North Eastern Railway derived almost two-thirds of its total income from the conveyance of mundane goods traffic, compared with only one third from the more glamorous carrying of passengers and their luggage. This work, by the well-known author Peter Tatlow, sets the record straight by describing how the L&NER served the nation by delivering the goods and minerals entrusted to it. In this volume, the second of three, his attention is directed towards the description of goods activities in the L&NER during its existence (1923-1949) in the Scottish and North Eastern areas. This was an era before the motorways, HGVs loaded with ISO containers and centrally generated electricity, or oil and gas from the North Sea, resulted in the demise of numerous humble steam-hauled goods trains.