Southern Coaches Survey



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around 300 photos and drawings throughout


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In series with the author’s previously published and acclaimed volumes on Southern passenger stock.

Covers both pre-grouping stock and BR built vehicles used on the Southern Region.

Heavily illustrated with photos and scale drawings.

Those interested in the Southern Railway and the Southern Region of British Railways will know of Mike King’s previously published and acclaimed volumes, An Illustrated History of Southern Coaches and An Illustrated History of Southern Push-Pull Stock. This addition to that series focuses on coaching stock inherited by the SR from the pre-grouping companies from which it was constituted, some of which was very long lived, and BR stock used on the Southern Region from the 1950s onwards.

Among the many vehicles covered in this volume are; LSWR two coach branch and 3-Lav sets, SECR 3 coach Birdcage sets and 60ft 10 compartment Thirds, LBSCR Balloon stock, six-wheelers and vans, Bulleid and Maunsell designed vans for passenger train use and BR Mk1 corridor and non-corridor stock.

The detailed text is supplemented by many photographs and scale drawings, information on set/coach numbering and details of the services on which the various vehicles could be found. This is an essential addition to the reference library of all those interested in the Southern and a must-have for those modelling both the Southern Railway and the Southern Region of BR.

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Weight1.2 kg
Dimensions31 × 22 × 2 cm


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