Starlight Specials

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    Starlight Specials

    The Overnight Anglo-Scottish Express

    Dave Peel

    Amberley 2014

    Paperback 127pp Illustrated

    9781445641423   Product Code: 23181

    Competing with private bus companies, British Railways offered cheap overnight services between St Pancras and Edinburgh and Marylebone and Glasgow from 1953. Never advertised in public timetables, the 'Starlight Specials' operated in the summer months, departing on Friday nights with return journeys 8 or 15 days later. This book examines the rise and fall of these popular services, which ran for ten years in the twilight of the steam era.

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