the War Years and British Railways
Capital Transport 2010
Hardback 248pp Illustrated 248x218mm
9781854143402   Product Code: 22087
After electrification of suburban lines around London, the Southern Railway turned its attention to its longer distance routes, completing the conversion on the Brighton, Portsmouth and Reading main lines between 1932 and 1939. David Brown gives a detailed history of these works and the electric multiple units (EMU) rolling stock built to run on the lines, then examines developments on the network through the war, nationalization and the British Railways era up to 1983.