The Midland Railway and the Great War

The Midland Railway and the Great War cover

The Midland Railway and the Great War

The Presidential Address given by Peter Witts to the Society in 2008.

Soft Back with gloss laminate cover

28 pages (including cover)

297 x 210 mm - Portrait.

ISBN: 978-0-9955142-2-5

Price £5.00 (plus £1.50 P+P)

This book is published in memory of Peter Witts whose scholarship and depth of knowledge of things Midland is sorely missed. The text is as Peter gave it in his address but illustrated with items from the Midland Railway Study Centre and unpublished official photographs. We hope friends and members will appreciate this tribute to a valued colleague and friend.


Sadly, the author of this interesting work died towards the end of its preparation, but it makes a fitting epitaph to a man taken too soon. Interest in the Great War has risen since its centenary, and this has been reflected in models built showing railways at the time. As such, this excellent work will be of great value. The number of sites concerned with munitions served by the Midland Railway is incredible (how many must there have been across the country?) and these are shown in a map inside the front cover. The photographs have reproduced very well, and will be of great help to modellers (though one is going to need a lot of Bachmann tank-carriers to replicate the shot on page 24!). It's very well-written, educational and informative, and outstanding value for money.

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