The Heritage Railway magazine editor, Robin Jones has compiled this biography of the West Coast Main Line, Britain’s busiest railway route.

This bookazine has been produced to mark the 175th anniversary of its first section, the Grand Junction Railway, which opened between Warrington and Birmingham on 4th July 1837.

Looks at some of the world’s greatest railway engineers: locomotive pioneers George and Robert Stephenson, international railway builder extraordinaire Thomas Brassey, Francis Webb the King of Crewe and Sir William Stainer.

Compiled by: Robin Jones