This volume presents the reader with a straightforward and comprehensible study of the railways of Greater London. It shows all the lines, both open and closed, stations, including name changes and opening and closing dates and the relationship between the railway lines and London Underground tracks.
The latest edition of the famous Baker Rail Atlas is now completely revised and updated to include all the latest developments and changes to the rail system in Great Britain and Ireland. To the railway enthusiast fraternity, Baker's Rail Atlas is “the Bible.” The book portrays the entire railway network of the British Isles, differentiating between passenger and freight lines, as well as between single and multitrack sections. The book also shows preserved lines, freight terminals, LRT schemes, passenger stations, lines under construction, proposed lines, and depots. This new edition reflects the developments in railway and LRT infrastructure due for completion by 2010 as well as those currently under development. These projects include all of the railway investment linked into the 2012 Olympic Games, continued expansion of the British West Coast main line, significant numbers of new railway stations, the completion of a number of projects in Scotland, and much more.
The rich diversity of Scotland's railway network has never before been the subject of a specialist atlas. This book showcases 181 topographical and railway maps, telling the story of the country's railways from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Researched and written by David Spaven - who co-wrote the best-selling Mapping the Railways on the history of Britain's rail network - this beautiful atlas allows the reader to understand the bigger story of the effects of the railways on the landscape and the impact of Scotland's distinctive geography on the pattern of railway development over a period of nearly 200 years. The unique map selection is supported by an informative commentary of key cartographic, geographic and historical features. This sumptuous atlas will appeal not just to railway enthusiasts and those who appreciate the beauty of maps, but also to readers fascinated by the role of railways in Scotland's modern developments.
An intricately detailed, anecdotal collection of international railway maps and posters features a chronological timeline from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway of 1830 to the proposed 2020 high-speed networks of China and a historically vivid atlas representing more than 100 countries. By the author of Transit Maps of the World. 40,000 first printing.
First published in 1985, this Atlas uses over 50 specially drawn maps to trace the rise and fall of the railways’ fortunes, and is supported by an interesting and authoritative text. Financial and operating statistics are clearly presented in diagrammatic form and provide a wealth of information rarely available to the student of railway history. Freeman and Aldcroft provide the basis for a new understanding of the way in which the railways transformed Britain by the scale of their engineering works, by shrinking national space and reorganising the layouts of urban areas. Maps show the evolution of early wagon routes into the first railway routes, the frenetic activity of the ‘Railway Mania’ years, and the consolidation of these lines into a national network. This exciting presentation of railway development will interest the enthusiast as well as the more general student of British transport history.
Available for the first time in hardback, British Railways Atlas 1947: The Last Days of the Big Four helps to recall a long-lost era when railways were still the dominant form of transport for both passengers and freight all over the country. Originally published in 1948 as a permanent record of the British railway system as it was at the end of private ownership in December 1947, British Railways Atlas 1947 is a graphic reminder of the scale of the railway industry in the period before Nationalisation. Each of the lines of the Big Four railway companies is differentiated by a colour - Great Western (yellow), London, Midland & Scottish (red), London & North Eastern (blue) and Southern (green). Also shown are the myriad minor railways that had managed to maintain their independence after the Grouping of 1923 but which were to disappear along with their larger neighbours into the new British Railways: lines such as the Kent & East Sussex and the East Kent which had jealously guarded their independence were to be swallowed up. This reprint of the ever popular Rail Atlas comes back bigger and better than before, and of course in Hard back for the first time ever.