Reviewed on Friday 29th January 2010
The North Eastern Railway was formed on 31 July 1854 by the amalgamation of the York, Newcastle & Berwick, The North Midland and the Leeds Northern railways.Its monopoly of the northeast was assured over the next few years by its take over of The Newcastle & Carlisle, Stockton & Darlington and Blyth & Tyne railways. By the time of Grouping in 1923 the NER had absorbed over 50 independently promoted lines, including the only company which had managed to establish a foothold in its territory-The Hull & Barmsley. This book is a beautifully illustrated portrait covering every aspect of the North Eastern Railway's activities, skillfully written by three of the country's leading authorities on this company. It is a very nice piece of work.
Softcover, 140 pages, 231 b/w, 36 colour illustrations.