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Railways at War in Britain - John Chester

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The story of how Britain’s railway companies coped, or didn’t, with the demands of total war; plus a few railway disasters from the period. Meeting at Sobraon Barracks on Burton Road in Lincoln the doors are open from 18.30. Free and ample car parking is available on-site. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available along with a bar for those who would…


The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918

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By Alex Saunt   The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine.   BEF AND THE START The possible conception: In 1904 King Edward, having decided our pretty frosty relationship with France should be improved, went to Paris with the…


Britain's Railways in the First World War by Michael Foley

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pen & Sword Transport (2 July 2021) Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 280 pages, Appendices, glossary, index, photographs ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1526786796 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1526786791 The classical place to start when researching the railways of the United Kingdom during the Great War is Edwin Pratt’s two volume work published in 1921. It covers, alm…


Grant Cullen - Steaming to the Front - Britain's Railways and the Great War

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In this talk Grant Cullen will cover the very interesting subject of Britain's Railways and the Great War.

Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts. 


Steaming to the Front - Britain's Railways and the Great War - by Grant Cullen

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In 1914 , on the eve of war, there was 130 different companies – compared to that of today`s privatised railways – each owned their own track, stations, infrastructure etc. Today, one company, Network Rail own all the lines, stations and infrastructures, with the trains being owned / operated by the TOCs. The railway system in 1914 was dominated b…