This book presents railway history with a difference. There are no references to Acts of Parliament, opening ceremonies, and only a few historical events down the years. Rather, it is a chronicle of memories of the railway in Plymouth covering the decade up to the outbreak of World War II. The memories have been authenticated and an attempt has been made to relate activity back to the very different lifestyles that appertained at the time. The seemingly ridiculously low prices for railway tickets is equated with the then normal cost of living.
It all began with a group of schoolboys who met in the Lane overlooking North Road station at least one member visiting Laira shed every day to obtain a complete picture of what was going on. Author Russell Leitch covers not only the tyrains of the railway companies but the ships on the Atlantic run that made the boat trains famous and the railway air services. Russell draws you back from your armchair an amazing seven decades with his infectious personal memories and detailed notes.
An infectious read.
Laminated cover, page size 270 x 210mm, 112 pages, 60 photographs plus maps, posters and tickets.