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West Coast - The 175th Anniversary of Britain's Busiest Steam Line [Paperback]

Robin Jones
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  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Mortons Media Group Ltd (2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906167834
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906167837
  • Product Dimensions: 29.4 x 21 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,083,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the biography of the West Coast Main Line, Britain's busiest mixed-traffic rail route which runs 401 miles from London Euston to Glasgow Central, and published to mark the 175th anniversary of the opening of the first section, the Grand Junction Railway. Beginning with the dawn of steam, it tells the story of the engineers who helped to make it one of the world's fastest - and greatest - railway lines in the age of steam. It looks at the many truly magnificent locomotives and rolling stock which have made the route a byword for transport technology excellence, from the London & North Western Railway steam engines which won the Races to the North in the Victorian age to the raw power of William Stanier's Pacifics and the modern Pendolinos which cover the route in as little as four hours and eight minutes.

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3.0 out of 5 stars West Coast 17 Sep 2012
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This book is well written but does lack the many photographs on the kindle version compared to the actual product. In future I shall buy the book not with kindle as you do miss out on the extra information contained in the photographs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars firm-back book 24 Dec 2012
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Overall, this is an interesting read. There are a few minor typo's, but nothing worth shouting about. The photography is generally excellent, taking into account the age of some of the shots.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 2 Dec 2012
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I loved it! This was a wonderful trip down memory lane, in part, and I can't get enough Railway nostalgia..
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 10 July 2014
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Plenty to read.
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Unable to review as I have not yet commenced to read it! No further comments to make at this time.
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