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Brookwood Necropolis Railway

Clarke, John M.

Brookwood Necropolis Railway

by Clarke, John M.

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Published by Oakwood in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- England -- South East -- Passenger traffic -- History,
  • Dead -- Transportation -- History,
  • Brookwood Cemetery (Surrey) -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John M. Clarke.
    SeriesLocomotion papers -- no.143, Locomotion papers -- no.143.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination96p. :
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19918773M
    ISBN 100853613753

    "The London Necropolis Company was unique in providing continuous railway funeral traffic for 87 years. This book aims to provide a history of the service." Chapter One: "The 'London Necropolis' was intended to become London's only cemetery by providing enough land to contain all the metropolitan dead for an almost indefinite period/5. The London Necropolis Railway was a railway line opened in November by the London Necropolis Company (LNC), to carry cadavers and mourners between London and the LNC's newly opened Brookwood Cemetery 23 miles (37 km) southwest of London in Brookwood, SurreyAt the time the largest cemetery in the world, Brookwood Cemetery was designed to be.

      The London Necropolis Railway was established to transport bodies and mourners efficiently and affordably. Fares were so cheap, in fact, that golfers were known to disguise themselves as mourners to hitch a ride on the funeral train for an inexpensive trip to the courses around Woking. The original London Necropolis Railway station at Waterloo.   The Necropolis Railway was in operation from to , and ferried corpses almost daily from London's Waterloo station along a mile direct route to the newly-built Brookwood Author: Annabel Fenwick Elliott.

    John Clarke's book, The Brookwood Necropolis Railway, gives a more detailed history of the cemetery railway. It is published by Oakwood Press and is available from the Cemetery Society or the publishers, or from any good bookshop. Entrance to the London Necropolis Company's private station, Westminster Bridge Road.   There was simply no more space to bury the bodies. And with cremation still taboo, the London Necropolis Railway was founded. The idea was to transport dead bodies and their accompanying mourners out to Surrey by rail for funerals and burials, so everyone in the party (but one) would have a return ticket back to London.


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The Brookwood Necropolis Railway book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. The Brookwood Necropolis Railway (Locomotion papers) Hardcover – January 1, by John M Clarke (Author)/5(10). Download The Brookwood Necropolis Railway in PDF and EPUB Formats for free.

The Brookwood Necropolis Railway Book also available for Read Online, mobi, docx and mobile and kindle reading. “This book tells the full story of what must have been one of the most unusual train services to operate on a British railway - the service operated for the London Necropolis Company from its private station just outside London Waterloo to Brookwood Cemetery near Woking.

The book describes how the railway conveyed the deceased and their accompanying mourners to their final resting place, Brookwood Cemetery (the London Necropolis. The Brookwood Necropolis Railway by John Like the writer of this book I came across the Necropolis railway quite by accident.

A few years ago we took all our Railway books to the Signal Box at Tintern Old Station, to set up a temporary Railway bookshop for a couple of weeks. The authors of the celebrated London: The Executioner's City (Sutton, ) weave their way through the streets of London once again, this time combining some of the capital's most curious features, such Brookwood Necropolis Railway book London's Necropolis Railway and Brookwood Cemetery, with the culture of death exposed in the works of great writers such as Dickens.

Historian John Clarke is an expert in the history of Brookwood Cemetery and author of the book, Brookwood Necropolis Railway. The book tells the full story of one of the most unusual train. The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin is first book in a series starring railway man Jim Stringer.

It is billed on its cover as "an ingenious and atmospheric thriller" (Daily Express, London) and "a masterful novel about a mad, clanking fog-bound world (Simon Winchester, author of The Professor & the Madman), but quite honestly ingenious, thriller and masterful aren't the words that come to /5.

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(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(11). The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin pp, Faber, £ In Andrew Martin's third novel, London swarms with cabbies on the make and. In operation from tothe London Necropolis Railway was the spookiest, strangest train line in British history.

It transported London’s dead south-west to Brookwood. The Brookwood Necropolis Railway The return of an Oakwood Press favourite which has been much enlarged for this Fourth Edition.

The fascination continues in what must surely have been one of the most unusual train services to operate on a British railway - the service operated from London Waterloo to Brookwood Necropolis, near Woking. The book tells how the railway conveyed the deceased and their accompanying mourners to their final resting place, the Brookwood Necropolis, which at one time was the largest cemetery in the world.

The Necropolis was originally promoted as concerns about public health in the nation’s capital and elsewhere had increased, London having suffered. "Both cemetery stations had refreshment rooms, usually run by the wives of station staff," says John Clarke, author of the book "The Brookwood Necropolis Railway." "The cakes and sandwiches served would probably have been homemade.

By Richard Jones. For 87 years, from untila bizarre train service - the London Necropolis Railway - ran an almost daily service from Waterloo Station to Brookwood Cemetery, carrying anything up to 2, bodies a year, and segregating both the living and the dead according to their class and their religious persuasion.

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Ride the Necropolis Railway from London's Waterloo to Brookwood in Surrey and walk through a city of the dead 1 Westminster Bridge Road We start at a train.

Brookwood originally was accessible by rail from a special station – the London Necropolis railway station – next to Waterloo station in Central London. Trains had passenger carriages reserved for different classes and other carriages for coffins (also for different classes), and ran into the cemetery on a dedicated branch from the adjoining South Western Main Line – there was a junction Country: United Kingdom.The Brookwood Necropolis railway / by John M.

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Perry, Leonard J. Pros.The Necropolis Railway introduces the character of Jim Stringer onto the Edwardian mystery stage. Stringer starts out as a fairly wet behind the ears young bloke fresh out of Baytown (that's Robin Hood's Bay to us tourists). He's dead set on making a life and a career for himself on his beloved railways/5(10).