1. Introduction - The London & Southampton 2. Personalties and Characters - Tree of growth 3. Electrification - Every hour on the hour 4. The Ultimate in Steam - SR locomotive stock 5. Boat Trains and Pullmans - The Southern Underground 6. Stations Great and Small - Signalling & safety 7. Coaches Old, Rebuilt and New 8. From Kent Coast to Ace: The Holiday Expresses - An island railway 9. Ships and Docks 10. The Southern at War - Years of conflict at Borough Market junction 11. Running Sheds and Workshops 12. The Southern in the West 13. Southern Freight 14. Southern Railway to Southern Region - Southern Chronolgy Index
Patrick Whitehouse and David StJohn Thomas shared a deep love of the railways. Both authors wrote a large number of railway books, some as individuals but many in collaboration. Patrick Whitehouse was dedicated to railway preservation, his death in 1993 brought to an end a great writing partnership which sold more than a million books. David StJohn Thomas was the founder of David & Charles and its chairman until 1990. He lives in Nairn, Scotland.