Great Railway Eras

Railways to Victory

British recollections. Normandy to Germany 1944-46

ISBN:978 1 901706 16 1
First Published:01 September 1998
Last Reprinted:21 March 2015
Authors:Vic Mitchell
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

96 pages
120 photographs
large scale maps
other details of local history



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The story starts with preparations in the UK for the invasion and goes on to describe the Normandy landings. It also chronicles many aspects of the restoration of the railways in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. The imaginative plans to restore the railway network to supply the Forces liberating Europe from Nazi tyranny have been little chronicled. This brief insight into some of the heroic and amazing engineering achievements is based largely on the experiences of members of no. 181 Railway Operating Company.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Hollywater Loop (LMR)12
Ebbw Junction Depot16
Long Marston22
Dieppe Gare Maritime49-50
Paris St.Lazare80
Brussels Schaerbeek81
Malines Workshop84-86

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