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STARLIGHT SPECIALS

THE OVERNIGHT ANGLO-SCOTTISH EXPRESS



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Sinopse

In the 1950s and 1960s these cheap return excursion trains ran overnight between London and both Glasgow and Edinburgh, departing on Friday evenings and then returning on Saturday evenings a week or a fortnight later. The main purpose of these nocturnal trains was to compete with the Anglo-Scottish services being offered by the private coach companies in the 1950s and 1960s. Not only were they successful in doing this, they also generated long-distance and profitable traffic for British Railways. Dave Peel looks at this lesser-known aspect of Britain’s railway history, a popular service that spanned ten years of service at the twilight of steam. He examines their rise and their fall, their successes and failures.

Detalhes do Produto

    • Formato:  ePub
    • Subtítulo:  THE OVERNIGHT ANGLO-SCOTTISH EXPRESS
    • Origem:  IMPORTADO
    • Editora: AMBERLEY PUBLISHING
    • Assunto: Engenharia
    • Idioma: INGLÊS
    • Ano de Edição: 2014
    • Ano:  2014
    • País de Produção: United Kingdom
    • Código de Barras:  2000842462378
    • ISBN:  9781445641744

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