Bought this for my Dad's birthday - "very nicely-written, good technical detail", "lovely to see these prints by Thomas Bury, didn't know he'd done any in Manchester", "what idiot leaves 30 bags of guano on a train??" I enjoyed it too, especially the anecdotes and newspaper times from the time - but it can't have inspired much confidence to be asked for details of next of kin when booking tickets! Loved the story of the elephant arriving by train and casually ambling across to Belle Vue ;) One question from us both - why did London Road need stabling for so many horses?? Did the shuttle omnibuses need that many, or was this a Victorian version of "Park & Ride"??