East Midlands Steam 1950-1966 (Great Northern)

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A collection of 198 archive photographs depicting steam locomotives around the railways of the East Midlands during the final years of steam operation in the area.

The East Midlands enjoyed a diverse system of railways in the days of steam, with main lines connecting the north and south of Britain, as well as cross-country routes, local lines and snort branch lines. East Midlands Steam 1950–1966 takes the reader back to a busy and exciting era of railway history.

The book visits Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. In addition to the great cities of Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, and Nottingham, a number of large towns are included such as Chesterfield, Grantham, Kettering, Loughborough, Mansfield, Northampton and Wellingborough, etc.

With lines formerly operated by the London, Midland & Scottish Railway and London & North Eastern Railway, many locomotives of these companies are present, alongside the Standard Classes of British Railways. The rich industrial heritage of the region is also covered, with a number of privately owned locomotives at work on several sites, such as collieries, quarries and power stations.

All photographs are accompanied by detailed captions giving historical and anecdotal information about the subject. 128 pages, mainly in black & white with some colour material. Hardback.

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