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The market town of Stamford was reached in 1867 by a branch from the ECML at Essendine and a second branch was opened south to Wansford on the London & North Western Railway cross-country route from Northampton to Peterborough. The Wansford branch closed, despite rationalization, in 1929. The Essendine Branch continued to offer good services but after nationalization passenger services were reduced before final withdrawal in 1959. Goods traffic followed in 1963, except for services to private sidings, which were retained until 1967.
The latest in the series about The Great Northern Railway in the Bradford area. Volume 3, Faded Glory, features several photo’s of the KWVR in its infancy.
This book by Martin Bairstow traces the origins and history of the Great Northern Railway network as far north and west as Bradford covering Doncaster - Wakefield - Leeds and Bradford plus the lines to Dewsbury, Batley, Pudsey and the Methley Joint Railway.
In Great Western Locomotives on the Main Line: Scenes from an Edwardian Railway, Peter Darke draws upon the collection of a photographer who was active during the years from 1905 until the outbreak of World War I. Travelling widely over the GWR network during these years he recorded primarily the locomotives and trains that were then in service.
Western Locomotives in the Preservation Era
Thanks to the survival of so many GWR locomotives in Barry scrapyard, the GWR is well represented in the steam preservation scene today. This book takes us through the surviving Great Western locomotives, from the Kings and Castles express engines, through mixed traffic Halls and Manors to the Prairies and pannier tanks of suburban and branch line traffic.
Impermanent Ways covers the closed railway lines of Britain, Volume 12 covers a selection of Welsh routes Including selected colliery lines.
Last Days of Steam on the Midland Region, A Personal Photographic Memoir by Roiger Malone
The Leeds, Castleford & Pontefract Junction Railway - The Ledston Branch, 48 pages, is a well illustrated account of the Ledston branch (NER & LNER) and the colliery railways at Allerton.
The Life and Work of Tom Coleman. Arguably William Stanier was one of our greatest locomotive engineers but it is said that without his Chief Draughtsman, Tom Coleman, all he achieved with the LMS would not have been possible. Today many Stanier locomotives survive as part preservation movement. The life of Tom Coleman was shrouded in mystery but this book tells the story of the his great contribution to railway history.
The book covers all the classes of steam, diesel and electric locomotives that were in use throughout the railway's history from 1923 to nationalisation in 1947. The photographs used are top quality so that the book forms both a detailed narrative and visual record.