Deeds of a Great Railway: A Record of the Enterprise and Achievements of the London and North-Western Railway Company during the Great War, with Illustrations

By: Darroch, G.R.S.; Maxse, L.J. (Preface)

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First edition. Lightly rubbed with minor loss of spine gilt. 1920 Hard Cover. xvi, 214 pp. 8vo. An account of the London and North-Western Railway during World War I. This railroad was, in the late 19th century, the largest joint stock company in the world. From preface: 'Every factor of that great organisation was subordinated to the common object, and the Works at Crewe as urgency arose became a Munitions Department.' Contents include chapters on armoured trains, 'mechanical miscellanea', the graze-fuse, care of the cartridge case, gunnery and projectiles, the crewe tractor, drop-forging, and several appendices explaining finer mechanical principles. Includes frontispiece and 21 black & white plates.

Title: Deeds of a Great Railway: A Record of the Enterprise and Achievements of the London and North-Western Railway Company during the Great War, with Illustrations

Author: Darroch, G.R.S.; Maxse, L.J. (Preface)

Categories: History, Military, World War I, Transportation, Railroads,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: John Murray: 1920

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2199455

Keywords: TRANSPORTATION RAILROADS RAILWAY LONDON NORTH WESTERN RAIL COMPANY WORLD WAR I WWI GREAT WAR,