A History of the East Coast Main Line

A History of the East Coast Main Line
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Since the mid-nineteenth century the East Coast Main Line has been one of the major routes from London to northern England and Scotland.  

It has seen some of the greatest achievements in the railways, most notably the “Flying Scotsman” becoming the first locomotive in the world to exceed 100mph in 1934, and the “Mallard” claiming the as-yet-unbroken world speed record for steam locomotives of 126mph in 1938.

The East Coast Main Line not only made history by facilitating an ever-faster link between two capital cities, it also provided an international stage for Britain's engineering marvels, inspiring many generations of children and adults alike.  

This new book not only tells the story of how the London-Edinburgh line became the world's fastest steam railway, it also looks at how its proud and unique heritage is appreciated today and celebrated more than ever before.

The author

Robin Jones is the founding editor of Heritage Railway magazine, a monthly title devoted to railway prreservation.  A railway enthusiast since his early years, he was taken trainspotting at Widney Manor station in Solihull - on the Western Region route from Birmingham Snow Hill to Leamington Spa - during the last years of British Railways steam locomotives.  Robin has had many books published, on subjects ranging from railways to history and travel.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9781785002861
Illustrations: 210 color & 90 b-w photos
Size: 7.44 in x 9.68 in / 188.98 mm x 245.87 mm
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