L&NWR Articles from the Railway Magazine Archives


This book is a wonderful miscellany of 27 articles of the Victorian and early 20th Century period.

Topics of the 27 chapters include:

  • Personal Interviews with F.Harrison (General Manager), F. W. Webb ( CM&EE ).
  • Notable Stations – Birmingham New Street, Carlisle Citadel, Crewe, Euston, Manchester London Road, Preston and Willesden.
  • Wolverton Carriage Works and Earlestown Wagon Works.
  • Engine Drivers and Their Duties by C.J. Bowen-Cooke
  • The Irish Mail and the ‘American Special’ Trains
  • Webb Precedent and Compound Locomotives Royal Saloons
  • The Opening and Early Years of Three L N W R constituent companies, the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, the Grand Junction Railway and the London & Birmingham Railway.

The book is illustrated with 205 colour and b/w illustrations, mostly from the archives of the London & North Western Railway Society.