Gorton Tank: A Pictorial Review of the Gorton Locomotive Works, Manchester 1847-1963 (Lightmoor)

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The Gorton Locomotive Works, Manchester, had a long and well-respected history of railway engineering. Construction of the works was started by the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway in 1847.

The works passed into the ownership of the Great Central Railway, then LNER and later, British Railways. Many locomotive types were built at Gorton works, concluding with the EM2 electric locomotives for the Woodhead route.

In this book, author David Gosling describes the growth of the works and examines many of the locomotive types built there over the years. It is superbly illustrated throughout with archive black & white photographs taken around the works and of locomotives built there.

Chapter List:

  • Gorton and Openshaw 1841-1851
  • 1854-1899 MS&LR to GCR
  • Great Central Railway
  • London & North Eastern Railway
  • British Railways
  • The Final Years
  • The Final Months
  • Closure and Demolition
  • Through the Lens of an Apprentice's Camera

Hardback. 296 pages.

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