Alfred Raworth's Electric Southern Railway
Imprint: Pen and Sword Transport
344 Pages, 8.4 x 11 in, Black and white illustrations & maps, 16 page color plate section
- April 2022
- Temporarily out of stock. Ships in 8-12 weeks.
Alfred Raworth’s career began working with his father the eminent consulting engineer and entrepreneur, John Smith Raworth. Following the collapse of his father’s business Alfred joined the railway industry and devised an ambitious and innovative electrification design. This was discarded when the railways of southern England were ‘grouped’ into the Southern Railway after which he took responsibility for the implementation of the electrification schemes. With Walker’s retirement in 1937, those who continued to support steam traction took the policy lead. A marginalized Raworth retired but was later to witness the fruition of many of his discarded ideas.