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The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway: Being a Full Account of the Rise and Progress of This Railway Together With Numerous Interesting Reminiscences and Incidents on the Line.

pp. (iv), 375, (i). Frontispiece portrait, 7 plates [including one of the author and his wife], folding chart. Original black cloth with route map in gilt on the front cover, a little foxing at the ends, a very good copy.

*VERY SCARCE - see OTTLEY #6184. PREFACE - 'After serving the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company for close upon forty-nine years, I retired from their service at the end of June, 1895. The Company not complying with my moderate conditions, though they had done so in the cases of other officers who had retired before me, I have, in order to maintain and uphold the position I have so long held with the public and the Company, determined to write this book ............ It contains facts and incidents .......... and also deals with the policy of managing and working railways to the best advantage of the proprietors and of the public.' PLUS ÇA CHANGE ..................

John Heywood. Manchester.

Date Published: 1898.

Stock No. 62490

Price: 235.00