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STOREY, Thomas

Report on the Great North of England railway connecting Leeds and York, with Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Darlington, 1836

The Great North of England railway from York to Newcastle was to form a major link in the east coast trunk route between London and Edinburgh. This is the first report on it by its engineer, Thomas Storey, and gives details of the intended route together with an estimate of costs and "the considerations which have guided me, and induced me to choose this line of country".

The act for the northern half was obtained in 1836 and for the southern half in 1837; the line, only slightly modified from the one laid down here, was opened throughout in 1841.

Thomas Storey had been engineer and general traffic manager on the Stockton & Darlington. He resigned shortly after the opening of the GNER and was succeeded by Robert Stephenson.


Small 4to. 25 + (1)pp, large folding engraved plan and folding litho section. Orig. printed boards and cloth spine. Contemporary ownership inscription on upper board. Skempton No. 1471, Ottley No. 708



Catalogue No: 5428