Edited by Alan A. Jackson
56 photographs, 5 maps and line drawings
Softback — ISBN 978 0 901461 16 2
h = 230mm, w = 175mm, 160pp
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Published as a tribute to a truly remarkable and memorable character in the field of railway history.
Harold Borley (1895–1989), Londoner and London-based railwayman, devoted his spare time over many years to researching and recording the history of the railways of London and its environs. His particular passion was to establish as accurately as possible significant dates for all major events and infrastructure changes within the area of his interest from the 1830s to modern times; a valuable endeavour which culminated in the publication, seven years before his death, of his classic Chronology of London Railways.
The editor has gathered together some introductory comments on the man and his career; a transcript of an interview with him at age 87, in which he vividly recalls his early adult life and railway memories, together with his personal notes supporting this interview. The major element is a collection of most of his published work outside his books. Illustrations have been specially selected to portray the railway scenes with which he was most familiar.
“an invaluable guide to the ’flavour’ and character of the greatly-missed Harold Vernon Borley” – Underground News