A detailed and absolutely comprehensive semi-official history of all aspects of the various railway companies (GWR, L&SWR, GER, LNER etc.) during the Great War. Includes topics such as higher organisation and co-ordination, military ambulance trains, troop traffic arrangements, enlistment of railwaymen, carriage of explosives, the Euston-Thurso Naval Special, railways and the air-raids, the work of railway companies’ steamers, ports (Harwich, Richborough etc.), railways overseas, travel restrictions, and employment of women. .
Edwin A Pratt’s classic account of the extent to which Railways were use in warfare preceding the outbreak Great War “THE RISE OF RAIL POWER IN WAR AND CONQUEST 1833-1914” has also been reprinted by The Naval & Military Press.