Crewe to Carlisle
- Crewe to Carlisle
- Generations of writers in railway periodicals have enthused over locomotive performance on the Northern Division of the LNWR, with its great climbs up Grayrigg and Shap, the correspondingly swift descents, and the memories of the Races of 1888 and 1895.
- Yet strangely enough, the histories, on a broader basis, of the eight companies that built the 141 miles of main line from Crewe to Carlisle have never been told before, and are compiled here on a basis of board minutes and contemporary records. They are anything but dry as dust, and are replete with extraordinary occurrences and human touches.
- How these wretched undertakings in Lancashire, which at one time provided an Anglo-Scottish service with a 12 hour sea passage thrown in were welded into a vital part of a Grand Trunk Route undivided in its interests between London and Perth is another part of the tale, supplemented here by accounts of those marvellous operating procedures that so much enlivened life for many a decade at Carlisle, Preston, Wigan and the Earlston-Parkside area.
- 1976, Hardback, 264 pages, 5¾" x 8½"
- Ian Allan Publishing
- ISBN-10 0711000573
- ISBN-13 9780711000575
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