Great Central Railway: Sheffield Main Line Services: From the MS&LR Period to British Railways (Pen & Sword)

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This is the second 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 principally the area that later became the Sheffield Division under British Railways’ 1958 reorganisation and encompasses all points from Godley and Mottram in the West to Retford in the East.

It describes 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 controlled. One main theme is passenger traffic via Penistone, down to Sheffield and east to Retford.

The movement of coal is another dominant theme in South Yorkshire, and the book includes good coverage of Wath marshalling yard and the notorious Worsborough incline to Penistone and on via the Woodhead tunnel to Mottram Yard en route for Liverpool and Manchester. The route through Mexborough, and via the Doncaster avoiding line across the River Trent at Keadby is also examined, plus lines from the ‘Coal Capital’ of South Yorkshire, Barnsley, to Sheffield, Wakefield and Penistone.

The emphasis is very much on the days of steam and most photographs date from before the MSW electrification of the Woodhead Route. Great Central Railway: Sheffield Main Line Services: From the MS&LR Period to British Railways has been produced to bring to life some of the hidden recesses of this great company. 232 pages. 450 black and white photographs, maps & track diagrams. Hardback.

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