Industrial Railways and Locomotives of the Northumberland Coalfield (IRS)

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This volume contains a detailed survey of the locomotives used at all the collieries to have existed on the Northumberland coalfield. The book begins with 18 pages of maps showing the location of collieries in the area, followed by a directory listing for each colliery.

The listings comprise a chronological listing of the owners of the colliery and a potted history of mining at the site. This is followed by a tabulated listing of all locomotives to have operated at the site, with numbers, power type, wheel arrangement and builder detail provided. Footnotes provide additional detail about many of the locomotives listed and many collieries also have their own map to illustrate the layout of the site.

The book is divided into three main sections covering:

  • Private Mines
  • National Coal Board
  • Small Mines and Collieries

Industrial Railways and Locomotives of the Northumberland Coalfield also contains an index to locomotives by builder for easy reference. Some illustrations are included throughout the book in colour and black & white, plus a section of 32 colour plates at the end of the book. 392 pages. Hardback.

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