RAILWAYS OF THE WEST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE

Bernard Warr
Price $24.99
Description Description The West Riding of Yorkshire boasted the most complex railway network in Britain, comprised at various times of seven railway companies, with an eighth trying to secure a foothold, eleven significant joint lines and several minor systems.

This book reviews the local history, including its economy and key industries and describes the need for the railways and the political and geographical challenges they faced. It discusses the impact on the region of 'railway mania' experienced throughout Britain in the mid-nineteenth century. 

The many locomotives that worked these lines are celebrated with a behind-the-scenes look at their yards, sheds and roundhouses. The lost branch lines and stations are remembered too.
Format:
Format Trade Paperback 144 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9781785008467
Size:
Size7.44 in x 9.68 in / 188.98 mm x 245.87 mm
Published:
Published Date August 31st, 2021
Bernard Warr
Bernard Warr had a life-long passion for all forms of transport.  After leaving school he worked for Midland Red at both its central works and Digbeth's long-distance coach services. When his career diverged away from such a hands-on role in transport, he became involved in the North Yorkshire Moors Railway as a volunteer, rising to General Manager, Director and Trustee. He has written many books on transport history.
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