A book that chronicles the developments in the railways in Britain from the time of nationalisation up to the time of writing. A substantial work, 603 pages plus bibliography, appendices and index. With black and white illustrations from photographs. Condition: The dustjacket is a little bit bumped along the top edge, and with just a little sunning to the spine. Boards are clean and sound, and the book internally clean and bright, although the previous owner has left pencil notes to the front free endpaper.