First published in 1901
358 page book, with 100 illustrations and 6 diagrams.
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A highly detailed 358 page book describing the history of the Midland Railway from its very beginning to 1900.
The Birth of a Railway
Opening of the Leicester and Swannington Railway
Midland Counties Railway
The North Midland Railway
The Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway
Difficulties Solved by Amalgamation
The Midland Railway Company
A Policy of Expansion
Extensions & Purchases
Great Rival Schemes
The Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal and Tramroads and the Leicester and Swannington extensions
Communication Between Bristol & Birmingham
The Leeds & Bradford Railway
Gigantic Schemes and an Ancient Tramway
A Coming Storm. Mr Hudson Resigns
Mr John Ellis Elected Chairman
The North Western Railway Company
Leicester and Hitchen
How The Midland Entered Manchester
Bedford to London
The London District and a War of Rates to London
Important Extensions and Negotiations
Settle to Carlisle and the Forth Bridge
Suggested Amalgamations and a Second Main Line
The Locomotive Works at Derby
The Carriage and Wagon Works
The Administration of the Midland Railway, With Some Account of its Adminstrators
The General Management
The Locomotive Department. Way and Works. Signals & Signal Works. The Carriage & Waggon Department. The Stores. The Hotels & Refreshment Department. The Detective Department.
The Midland Railway Institute. Undertakings Acquired by the Midland. Joint Railways. Midland Railways Dividends. The Coat of Arms.