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The LMS Story

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The LMS Story


This illustrated, easy to read guide describes the story of the LMS claimed to be the largest private enterprise concern in the British Empire. The LMS was Britain's largest steam railway and the only one to operate in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as having two short stretches of line in the Irish Republic. It was also the world's largest owner of railway hotels and the world's largest railway shipping operator. Mainly a steam railway, it had a significant electric service out of Euston in London as well as on Merseyside and Manchester. It was one of the leaders in diesel shunting locomotives and was a pioneer of using mechanical handling equipment, including large coaling towers. The LMS was mainly a freight railway but it was still able to boast that it had the best railway carriages even on suburban services where there was more legroom than offered by other companies.

Additional Information

Stock Code: H8805.0
Author: Wragg D
ISBN13: 9780752488059
Height(mm): 142
Width(mm): 185
Page Count: 128
Publication Date: 31 Mar 2013
Publication Status: Out of print
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