NEW FROM PENDRAGON PUBLISHING
RAILWAYS IN RETROSPECT NO 7
GROUPING BRITAIN'S RAILWAYS
Creating The 'Big Four' in 1923
by A. J. Mullay
"The Grouping was unnecessary, its conception
flawed, its planning muddled, and its execution clumsy"
That's the controversial conclusion reached in this new publication from Pendragon Publishing, the first history of the 1923 Grouping to be published in book
form for many years. Lavishly illustrated, this book explores why the idea of compact, zonal, railway groups, quickly emerged as something quite different, with new rival companies having no territorial rights,
and with competition and duplication of routes remaining unchanged. Employing a blend of official archives, personal memoirs and contemporary publications - from The Times to the Boys Own Paper
- this unprecedented development in Britain's transport history is subjected to clinical examination.
ISBN 978 1 899816 22 4
Published June 2018.
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