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History of the Great Western Railway : 1. Consolidation 1923 - 29
SEMMENS, Peter W. B.
George Allen & Unwin Ltd
ISBN 10: 0043851045
ISBN 13: 9780043851043

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History of the Great Western Railway : 1. Consolidation 1923 - 29
Semmens, Peter W. B.      
ISBN: 0043851045
George Allen & Unwin Ltd London, England 1990 Reprinted  Hard Cover 102 pages b/w photos - The book traces the development of GWR through the 1920s  Very Good/Good
Price: $33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13395
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History of the Great Western Railway - 1. Consolidation 1923 - 29
Semmens, Peter W. B.      
ISBN: 0043851045
George Allen & Unwin Ltd London, England 1985 First Edition  Hard Cover 102 pages b/w photos - The book traces the development of GWR through the 1920s  Very Good/Very Good
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 012419
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History of the Great Western Railway Volume 1: Consolidation 1923-29
Semmens, Peter      
ISBN: 0043851045
George Allen & Unwin Ltd Hemel Heampstead, Hertfordshire, UK 1985 First Edition  Hard Cover 102 Pages with Black/White Photos and Tables. For more than 150 years the Great Western Railway has captured the hearts of all railway enthusiasts. It can fairly claim to be Britain's most charismatic railway; outstanding for the performance and style of its locomotives, the glamour of its distinctive liveries and the magnificence of the scenery through which its lines passed. In this major three-volume work Peter Semmens looks at the period in which the GWR was in its prime, from 1923 right up to the nationalisation of railways in 1948. This first volume of the History of the Great Western Railway describes the financial details of the amalgamation, and traces the development of the new Group through the 1920s. It was a period of great rivalry between the Great Western's neighbours, the SR and LMSR: speed, comfort, frequency and price were always being compared and contested, spurred on by the pride and loyalty of the Great Western's staff. The ports played an important role in the activities of the railway, which became the largest dock operator in the world. Passengers took the trains to ports like Weymouth, Plymouth and Fishguard while the volume of freight passing through the docks at Cardiff, Newport and Swansea was enormous. Collett had taken over from Churchward as Chief Mechanical Engineer in 1922 and `Caerphilly Castle' was shown in tests to be superior to the LNER's `Pacifics' until they copied some of the vital details of the GWR design. 1927 saw the construction of the `Kings', the Great Western's largest locomotives and by the end of the decade it had become a larger and more enterprising company than ever before.  Good/Good
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Book Number: 021080
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