Bradshaw’s Guide 10 - West Coast Main Line - Manchester to GlasgowRegular price £14.99
Bradshaw’s Guide 10: West Coast Main Line - Manchester to Glasgow
‘Seldom has the gigantic intellect of man been employed upon a work of greater utility.’ Punch, in praise of Bradshaw’s publications.
What's inside this Bradshaw Guide 'West Coast Main Line - Manchester to Glasgow'
The West Coast Main Line (WCML) – running all the way from London to Glasgow – remains one of the most important railway routes in the UK. It was built by a number of separate companies and by 1863, when Bradshaw published his famous guide, the section from Manchester was operated as far as Carlisle by the London & North Western Railway (LNWR), and from Carlisle onwards into Scotland by the Caledonian Railway.
This guide covers that final section of the WCML, including the important locations encountered along the way. In the 1930s the London Midland & Scottish (LMS) captured briefly the world speed record for a steam locomotive on this line.
Bradshaw’s guide was published in 1863, not that long after most of the railway network had been completed. It gives the reader a unique insight into the world of the Victorian railways and goes beyond the engineering aspects to record the sights to be seen in the towns and cities encountered along the way. This is volume 10 in the Bradshaw’s Guide series.
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Authors: Campbell McCutcheon and John Christopher
Publisher: Amberley Publishing 2014
Format: Softback, 96 pages
Size: 234 x 165 mm