Today, one train can look very much like another to the untutored eye, but there was a time when many crack expresses had their own individuality and dedicated rolling stock. Such trains bore proud names such as the ‘Golden Arrow’, the ‘Royal Scot’ and the ‘Heart of Midlothian’.
This book takes you back to the golden age of titled trains in Great Britain and – for the first time – includes all 350 or so of them between a single set of covers, complete with potted histories of each one.
The encyclopaedia also features the famous Pullman trains, which brought glamour and opulence to the nation’s railways and proudly bore the prestigious coat of arms pictured above.
Author: Nick Pigott