The operator of the line is Southern and although the train operator has changed numerous times over the last 20 years I have to admit that I have been fairly impressed with what I have experienced over the last month of travelling up into Central London. Southern covers a vast area of ... Read review
Southern Railway Handbook The Southern Railway may not have been the most glamorous of the ... more
'Big Four' companies that emerged from the grouping of 1923, but it was the great innovator. In the 1930s the Southern pioneered the first main-line electrification. This title provides reference information about the Southern. Full description
Although the Southern Railway existed for only a relatively short period, from the ... more
Grouping in 1923 through to Nationalisation, during that 25-year period it created a strong identity both among the travelling public and among its staff. While much of the infrastructure and equipment used by the SR was inherited from the three constituent pre-Grouping companies and survived to Nationalisation, the SR was innovative in many ways, from its widespread adoption of third-rail electrification and its use of concrete through to its locomotive design (particularly under Bulleid). For the modeller obtaining photographic information is an essential part of gathering material to help construct the most realistic models. While there is a considerable amount of material published on locomotives, the quality of information on other topics - station design, train formation, platform furniture, rolling stock, freight facilities - tends to be much more variable. The OPC 'Miscellany' series was designed to circumvent this weakness, by producing a range of high quality, heavily illustrated books on individual railway companies, providing modellers and historians with an excellent photographic record of the individual railway company and its many and varied operations. This new addition to a popular series features the Southern Railway between 1923 and 1948. Drawing upon some 250 mono photographs, Kevin Robertson examines in depth the railway and those aspects of the Southern that helped to make it readily identifiable to enthusiasts and modellers.
"...operator of the line is Southern and although the train operator has changed numerous times over the last 20 years I have to admit that I have been fairly impressed with what I have experienced over the last month of travelling up into Central London. Southern covers a vast area of the country, Surrey Sussex and areas of Kent as well as stations far afield as Horsham, Southampton and Milton Keynes, they serve a number of termini in London including ..."
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