A Pictorial Record of London and North Western Railway Signalling.

By: Foster, Richard D.

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Large hardcover in red cloth covers with gilt titles, in Fine condition. With dustwrapper, also in Fine condition. With pp274, b&w illustrations, maps and diagrams. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. Where it is appropriate, each chapter is laid out in such a way that the standard equipment, designs and methods are described first. These were used in most instances and are the most representative and typical of LNW practice. Variations and special items were, however, inevitably required to suit particular site and traffic conditions. The Chapters therefore go on to describe some of the more common and interesting variations which occurred and the reasons for them. Where designs and practices varied with time (such as signal cabin design) the chapters are set out chronologically so that the development processes can be followed. The London and North Western Railways had a signalling system including both equipment and practices that was highly standardised. The reasons for this lay in the Company's strong and centralised organisation and policies. The designs and practices of any organisation always owe as much to the personalities and facilities available as they do to the duties required and the LNW was no exception to this. Chapters 1 and 2 describe the evolution of the LNW Signal Department and explain how its course was influenced by circumstances and personalities.

Title: A Pictorial Record of London and North Western Railway Signalling.

Author Name: Foster, Richard D.

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Oxford Publishing Co: 1982

ISBN Number: 0860931471

ISBN Number 13: 9780860931478

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 007556

Keywords: Railways, LNWR, London and North Western Railway, LNWR Signaling, Transport, ,