A comprehensive history of three British railway lines,';nicely illustrated [and] impressively informative' (Midwest Book Review). This is the history of the Great Eastern Railway's lines from Shenfield to Southend, Wickford to Southminster, and Woodham Ferrers to Maldon, including their ancestor. It is the only comprehensive history of all three lines and was researched using both previously published and unpublished material. The history covers not only the history of the lines in question but also a sample of services from the opening of them to the present day, the motive power that was and is used on them, and a topographical description of them. The book is ideal not only for railway enthusiasts but for those interested in the local history of the area served by the Great Eastern Railway.