The LMS Story

The LMS Story

The London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) claimed to be the largest private enterprise concern in the British Empire. It was Britain’s largest steam railway and the only one to operate in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as having two short stretches of line in the Irish Republic. It was the world’s largest owner of railway hotels and the world’s largest railway shipping operator. Mainly a steam railway, it had a significant electric service out of Euston in London, and on Merseyside and Manchester. One of the leaders in diesel shunting locomotives, the company was a pioneer of using mechanical handling equipment, including large coaling towers. The LMS was mainly a freight railway, but it was still able to boast the best railway carriages, even on suburban services, where there was more legroom than was offered by other companies. Full of little-known facts, illustrated throughout and including a useful timeline, The LMS Story is the latest addition to this successful series.

The Story of the L.M.S.

The Story of the L.M.S.


The LMS Handbook

The London, Midland and Scotland Railway 1923-47

The LMS Handbook

The London Midland & Scottish Railway was the largest of the Big Four railway companies to emerge from the 1923 grouping. It was the only one to operate in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as having two short stretches of line in the Irish Republic. It was also the world’s largest railway shipping operator and owned the greatest number of railway hotels. Mainly a freight railway, it still boasted the best carriages, and the work of chief engineer Sir William Stanier influenced the first locomotive and carriage designs for the nationalised British railways. Packed with facts and figures as well as historical narrative, this extensively illustrated book is a superb reference source that will be of interest to all railway enthusiasts.

Collaborations for Literacy

Creating an Integrated Language Arts Program for Middle Schools

Collaborations for Literacy

A clear, step-by-step innovative program for setting up an integrated middle school language arts program through collaboration between the school library media specialist and the language arts teacher.

David Griffiths and the Missionary "History of Madagascar"

David Griffiths and the Missionary

This book reveals the hitherto hidden history of inter-missionary dispute that split the first LMS mission to Madagascar. Focussing on David Griffiths, whose pivotal role was concealed by the LMS, it suggests that Welsh-English rivalry moulded the mission’s destiny.

Contemporary Perspective on LMS Railway Signalling Vol 1

Semaphore Swansong

Contemporary Perspective on LMS Railway Signalling Vol 1

For over 150 years Britain's railways have relied on a system of semaphore signalling, but by 2020, all semaphore signals and lineside signal boxes will be gone. In his previous book, author Allen Jackson covered the GWR lines; here, he continues his journey by providing a pictorial record of the last operational signalling and infrastructure on Britain's railway network, as it applied to the former London, Midland and Scottish Railway (and lines owned jointly with other companies). This first volume covers the routes of the following companies: Midland Railway; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway; Furness Railway; Glasgow and South Western Railway, and North Staffordshire Railway. Beautifully illustrated with over 400 contemporary images and with detailed information from a 2003-2014 survey, this is an essential resource for anyone with an interest in the traditional signalling systems of railways in Britain.

The Story of the L. M. S. 1795-1895

The Story of the L. M. S. 1795-1895

THIS book makes no pretension to be a full and detailed history of the London Missionary Society. A work, on a scale worthy of the subject, is in preparation, and may shortly be expected from the competent hands of the Rev. R. Lovett. It is the hope of the present writer that such an interest in the story he has tried to tell may be awakened by reading this volume, as will lead many to study Mr. Lovett's history who otherwise might not have done so. To enumerate all the writers to whom the author has been indebted for information regarding the various fields of labour would be impossible.