Gner: Route of the Flying Scotsman *Limited Availability*

ISBN: 9780711033184

Book Details

When it was first created under Chris Garnett, GNER was widely regarded as being the finest of the Train Operating Companies established in the post Privatisation era. After inheriting the newly electrified East Coast Main Line with its stock of Class 91 locomotives, GNER’s early years were triumphant with a massive growth in passenger traffic.
Unfortunately in recent days, the company’s fortunes have taken a hit for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it was involved in a number of high profile serious accidents, secondly it overbid when the franchise came for renewal and, thirdly, its parent company (Sea Containers) suffered severe financial problems.
This new full colour portrait illustrates the history of GNER since it first acquired the franchise. It looks in detail at the modernisation and refurbishment of the rolling stock, the temporary use of Eurostar rakes on services to and from the West Riding, passenger growth, accidents, and a whole range of other issues that have affected this popular operator.
This will be essential reading for modern traction enthusiasts and modellers hoping to recreate this iconic line.

Login to your Specialty Trade account