Barrow-in-Furness and its Railway (Barrai Books)

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By Michael Andrews. An illustrated history of railways around the Cumbrian town of Barrow-in-Furness and their development throughout the late 19th century.

The book looks at the introduction of the railway to Barrow in the 1840s and follows rapid expansion of the iron and steel industries in the town in the decades which followed.

Chapter List:

  • Chapter 1: Early Railway Schemes in Low Furness
  • Chapter 2: The Promotion of the Furness Railway
  • Chapter 3: The Building of the Line
  • Chapter 4: The Early Years of the Furness Railway
  • Chapter 5: The Early Development of Barrow
  • Chapter 6: The Beginning of the New Barrow-in-Furness
  • Chapter 7: Duddon Crossing Schemes and their Significance
  • Chapter 8: Developments in the 1860s – I
  • Chapter 9: Developments in the 1860s – II
  • Chapter 10: Industrial Expansion at Barrow
  • Chapter 11: The Great Plans of the 1870s
  • Chapter 12: The Depression of the Late 1870s
  • Chapter 13: The Barrow and Park Loops
  • Chapter 14: The Final Years of the Ramsden Era
  • Chapter 15: The Last Years of Independence
  • Chapter 16: The LMSR and BR Years
  • Chapter 17: Postscript

Barrow-in-Furness and its Railway provides a well illustrated look at the development of Barrow-in-Furness as a town, its industries and the railways which serve it. 150 pages.

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