MP049: The Clearing House Map of England and Wales, 1912.
NEW AUGUST 2023. This is the Chearing House map of England and Wales (and, for good measure, the Isle of Man as well) for 1912.
It not only shows the railways that were in existence but also some that were planned, but never saw the light of day or were never completed. Thus the Mid-Suffolk has their extensions to Halesworth and to Westerfield under construction, and the Central Essex line is depicted running from Ongar.
This particular copy of the map has a red shading over much of the northern part which is very obtrusive but does not hide the underlying detail. The handwritten note on the cover explains what this is. It relates to an agreement between the LNWR, the Midland Railway and the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Apparently this was the area covered by a financial agreement between the three companies concerning the division of traffic receipts.
It is drawn at the rather strange scale of 11¼ miles to the inch. This is quite a small scale, so details of complicated interchanges or busy connurbations are not always clear - if that is what you are after, you need the larger scale Clearing House maps (such as the ones we offer at CH.DL) or even their individual Junction Diagrams. For this map a part of Norfolk can be seen HERE. and the area around Leeds and Bradford (which also displays how the underlying map does indeed show through the red shading) is HERE.
The map is provided as fifteen separate folds, whose scans were supplied by Charles Phillips to whom we extend our thanks.
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- Product Code: MP049
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