The Eastern Union Railway, by H.F. Hilton, London & North Eastern Railway, 1946 [ebook]


The Eastern Union Railway, by H.F. Hilton, London & North Eastern Railway, 1946. (Booklet, thin card cover 8.5”x 5.5”, 44 pp.  26  black and white half tone photographs and engravings, two maps and five  line drawings of early Eastern Union  Railway locomotives.


Tipped in folding Gradient Profile, a list of EUR locomotives, and timetables for 1848.

The first section of the Eastern Union Railway, connecting Ipswich with the Eastern Counties Railway at Colchester, was opened on 15th June 1846, putting the port in rail contact with London. During the next decade and a half, by building extensions and absorbing other companies, it extended its territory to include Stowmarket, Bury St. Edmunds and Norwich, where it had its own station – Victoria. A period of somewhat difficult relations with the Eastern Counties Railway, brought about by competition for the Norwich to London traffic was brought to an end by the ECR taking over working of the Eastern Union from 1st January 1854. Eight years later, the two amalgamated with other lines to form the Great Eastern Railway.

I have been unable to find any information on the author, H.F. Hilton, who does not seem to have written anything else on railways.


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