From Tilbury to Tyneside: Eastern Region Railway Shipping Publicised - Robert N. ForsytheStroud: Tempus, 2006, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “This is the third volume in Robert Forsythe’s series examining shipping services through their publicity. Eastern Region indicates a geographical and a business concept: geographical in that the controlling ports run up the East Coast from Tilbury to Tyneside, and as a business concept in that the Eastern Region was a part of British Railways and thereby connected with railway owned shipping at Tilbury, Harwich and in the Humber. The weight of much that is shown reflects this direct railway involvement and considers the heyday of the actual Eastern Region and its connections to Scandinavia and the Continent.
The topic extends beyond the Eastern Region in date and business but retains the railway connection. The wealth of material illustrated gives a flavour of travelling by railway terry, from the early twentieth century to the present day. As well as the railway ships, Robert Forsythe looks at the connecting Fred Olsen, General Steam Navigation Co., DFDS and Tor Line services. Ports featured include Tilbury, Harwich, Felixstowe, the Humber and Tyneside as well as Dutch ports like Hoek van Holland and Amsterdam.”