Industrial Locomotives and Railways of London and the Northern Home Counties : Gordon Edgar


  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing (15 April 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1445649322
  • ISBN-13: 9781445649320

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Continuing his series looking at the industrial locomotives and railways of England, Wales and Scotland, Gordon Edgar looks at Greater London and the counties of Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire, a region that rapidly expanded during the twentieth century around the traditional shipping routes into London’s docklands and the numerous rail routes serving the capital, in particular from the north and west.

The period of time covered by this volume stretches from the early 1950s to the present day, with Gordon utilising his and other contributors’ rare and previously unpublished photographs, both in colour and black and white, to document the fascinating history of industry in this region.


Relevant to the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, our locomotive ‘Slough Estates No.4’ is pictured at work.