Great Central Railway: Joint Line Operations Around Manchester and in South Yorkshire (Pen & Sword)

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This is the third volume from author Bob Pixton, looking at the lines operated by one of the country’s best loved railway companies – the Great Central Railway. This book covers the joint lines which once served the area from Lancashire to Yorkshire, connecting heavy industries and providing a frequent passenger service in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

It illustrates the routes, trains and many lineside features, and contains maps, charts, timetables and photographs, which are used to give the reader a sense of a journey in time along the various lines that the GCR jointly operated.

Chapters Covered:

  • Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway
  • Sheffield & Midland Joint Lines
  • Beyond Romiley to Macclesfield
  • The Oldham, Ashton & Guide Bridge Junction Railway
  • Joint Lines in South Yorkshire
  • Connections to Wakefield
  • Joint Lines to the South and West of Doncaster
  • Joint Lines to the South, West and North of Doncaster
  • Joint Lines to the East and South of Doncaster
  • Homes and People in the Yorkshire Coalfield

The emphasis is very much on the days of steam and most photographs date from between the 1930s and the late 1960s. Many of the lines featured in this book have since closed, whereas a few remain open today as important trans-Pennine routes. Hardback. 256 pages.

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