PREMIER LINE CLASSICS

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The London & North Western called itself “The Premier Line” on the basis of its descent through amalgamation from the pioneering Liverpool & Manchester. However the title might well be justified on other grounds. It operated more miles of route and employed more staff than any other railway in Britain. It consistently paid good dividends to its shareholders and on the basis of its capital, was said to be the “largest joint stock corporation in the world” bigger even than the American conglomerates of Morgan, Vanderbilt and Carnegie. Its finest couple of decades preceded The Great War, when it had the best permanent way in Britain, and the most luxurious 12-wheeled coaches on its prestige services, turned out in richly decorative livery, and a reputation for prudent management.

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