Forgotten Railways North-West England
- Forgotten Railways North-West England
- Forgotten Railways series Volume 9
- Second, revised edition, incorporating revisions by Roger W.Howarth
- North-West England was the birthplace of the modern railway, the Liverpool and Manchester, in 1830. In the course of its industrial development during the nineteenth century it acquired a dense network of railways, many of which duplicated each other. It was inevitable that, during the industrial decline in the second half of the twentieth century, many lesser used lines were abandoned.
- For 22 years, from 1960, John Marshall lived at Bolton, and in the course of that time, besides writing a three volume history of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, he explored every railway in the area, both operating and abondoned, from Cheshire to Cumbria and across the Pennines. The results of this activity are brought together in this book which deals with the abandoned railways from the Dee to the Solway and from the west coast to the Pennines - providing an invaluable guide to hikers as well as railway enthusiasts. The text has now been thoroughly updated and incorporates revisions by Roger W.Howarth, whilst the bibliography has been greatly expanded to list the many works published since the first edition appeared in 1981.
- A gazetteer summarises the basic facts, the Acts of Parliment, opening and closing dates, what still remains, and which sections are available fro walking. The book is illustrated with 32 photographs.
- 177 pages, 1992 edition , Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- David & Charles Publications
- ISBN-10 0946537712
- New — Out of Print
- Pre-Owned, Excellent
- Top of Page
Forgotten Railways series
Volume 1 - North East England
Volume 2 - East Midlands
Volume 3 - Chilterns and Cotswolds
Volume 4 - North and Mid Wales
Volume 6 - South East England
Volume 8 - South Wales
Volume 10 - West Midlands
Volume 11 - Severn Valley and Welsh Border