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History of the West Coast Main Line


From the results of our poll we discovered that the majority of you are keen to see information about the history of the West Coast passsenger railway. We have been working with John Gough to produce a series of papers detailing the history of this route.

New papers will be issued periodically, as pdf documents the total of which will provide a complete history.

Initially, it is worth reading the introduction - link to the right - as this gives you a framework and background to the texts. For detailed research, a section on further reading (again a link on the right) will give you some tips on where to look.

To view the pdf documents, you will need acrobat reader - which can be downloaded via the link.

Dr John Gough is a regular contributor on current railway affairs to Modern Railways and writes for other magazines as well. He has always had a strong interest in railway history and is a past President of the Railway & Canal Historical Society (for which society he was also journal editor for a number of years). Currently, Dr Gough is Deputy Chairman of the statutory Railway Heritage Committee and Chairman of that body's Records Sub-Committee.


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