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The Great Eastern Railway in South Essex (Hardback)

A Definitive History

Colour Books Photographic Books Transport > Trains & Railways World History

By Charles Phillips
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 256
Illustrations: 80
ISBN: 9781526720573
Published: 7th May 2019


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The Great Eastern Railway In South Essex: A Definitive History is the history of the Great Eastern’s lines from Shenfield to Southend, Wickford to Southminster and Woodham Ferrers to Maldon including their ancestor. It is the only comprehensive history of all three lines and was researched using both previously published and unpublished material. The history covers not only the history of the lines in question but also a sample of services from the opening of them to the present day, the motive power that was and is used on them and a topographical description of them. The book is intended to appeal to wide audience: in particular those with an interest in the local history of the area served by the lines, those interested in the history of Essex and railway enthusiasts interested in the railways of the eastern counties in general and the Great Eastern Railway in particular.

This book is very detailed and would be of special interest to readers who need to have the full and detailed history of The Great Eastern Railway in South Essex.

Jim Bennett, The Circular

For anyone thinking of, or already have, models/dioramas of the Great Eastern lines in Essex. This book is right up your street. Full of interesting historical facts, useful images and a great read.

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Vintage Airfix

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Railway and Canal Historical Society

As well as the index, a chronology of important dates, station histories and mileages adds to a thoroughly good read.

Steam World, September 2019

A curious and interesting book for lovers of the Railway.

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Miniaturas JM

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Great Eastern Railway Society

As intimated, anyone considering making a model of any of the lines described will find this an invaluable work of reference, or anyone considering models of any part of the ex-GE system. As usual with these histories, it's what's been lost forever in terms of the railway's original infrastructure which pulls at the heart strings. Recommended.

BRM, September 2019 – reviewed by Tony Wright

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Maldon Standard, 22nd August 2019

Nicely illustrated throughout, "The Great Eastern Railway in South Essex" A Definitive History" is an inherently interesting read that is impressively informative and exceptionally well organized and presented.

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