Whishaw's Railways of Great Britain and Ireland (1842)
1969 Reprint Edition of the 1842 Second Edition.
Publisher - David & Charles Reprints.
Cover is hard bound in red leatherette. Good condition.
No Dust Jacket is present.
End Papers are intact, white.
Preliminaries – Introduction to 1969 Edition.
Main Text Body - 500 Pages, plus 32 pages of drawings. Fine and clean.
End Matters – Fold-out charts and graphs.
Edges are even and unworn.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Gilt lettering.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
The importance of this volume is in the wealth of detail it contains and the unimpeachable sources of the author's information, hence its reliability. The 58 railways described herein descend from the larger established companies. In each case the railway's principal features are described - general course, gradients, gauge, permanent way, earthworks, bridges, tunnels, stations, the carrying departments, locomotives, estimated and actual cost, management, revenue and expenditure.
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