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LTS002: Peter Kay's History of the LT&SR Volume 2 1893-1912.

NEW NOVEMBER 2020.  Our member Peter Kay has recently published the final volume, No. 8, of his history of the LT&SR (The London, Tilbury & Southend Railway – a history of the company and line; ISBN 9781899890521).

In it, he notes, on page 681, that there are a number of his books that deal with parts of the history of the LT&SR which are currently out of print. These are:

The London, Tilbury & Southend Railway - a history of the company and line, volume 1: 1863-1893.
The London, Tilbury & Southend Railway - a history of the company and line, volume 2: 1893-1912.
The Thames Haven Railway - Essex branch line and London shipping link, 1835-1996.
The Corringham Light Railway - a new history.
London, Tilbury & Southend Railway Signalling - including the Midland, LMS and BR periods.

The GERS are making these items available in digital format for those who have missed the opportunity to obtain them in print or wish to consult them on their computer. Furthermore, the digital copies have an advantage over the print version in that they are quickly searchable. Our thanks are due to Peter for his willing agreement that we might do this, and to Bill King for arranging it and scanning them all.

This is the second item in the list of the out of print books and is also the second volume in the author’s multi-part history. It deals with the period between 1893 and 1912, the date of the takeover of the LT &SR by the Midland Railway, at first glance from under the nose of the GER. However, the MR had long been an associate of the Tilbury line and the two companies had worked closely together on the Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway. When originally published in 1997, it was not envisaged that the work would extend to eight volumes and this book contains an index of the first two volumes.

Train services on the Romford/Grays/Tilbury line are described together with the construction of the T&FGR and the Whitechapel and Bow. The latter gave the LT&SR access to the District Railway and trains were eventually run from Ealing Broadway to Southend. The MR also ran long distance trains onto the Tilbury line, the furthest coming from Derby.

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