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The L&NER Delivers the Goods Volume Two

The L&NER Delivers the Goods Volume Two
The Scottish and North Eastern Areas

Peter Tatlow

184 pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper with colour laminated board covers.

ISBN13 : 9781915069337


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.

The L&NER Delivers the Goods Volume Two - Sample Images

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The goods sidings beyond Silloth passenger station leading up  to the New Dock with a 25-ton fixed steam crane on the left extreme and Carr’s flour mill on the right during the inter-war period. Cumbrian Railway Association
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The chain at the end of a tow rope being slipped by the banksman at the conclusion of a run on the Waldridge self-acting incline. What ‘Health and Safety’ would make of such antics  today beggars belief! Manchester Locomotive Society collection