The Golden Years of the Great Northern Railway Part 1
|Publisher||Blackstaff Press Ltd. 3 Galway Park, Dundonald, Belfast, BT16 0AN|
This work in 2 volumes deals with the human side of the GNR(I), by its own admission, leaving the "conventional history of the growth of a railway, with all the political and economic overtones" to Edward Patterson's work on that subject.
Having said that, line diagrams of the prinicpal stations and gradient profiles of lines in the geographic area covered by the book are included. The author also gives an account of the principal features of each line. However, the primary text concerns staff, locomotives and train workings.
Days Hotel Belfast - located in a lovely area of Belfast where the Union Jack flies from every lamppost and the kerbstones are painted blue white and red.
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