Midland Railway Outpost: Lancaster - Morecambe - Heysham (Willowherb)

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This full colour photographic album takes a look at the railway and shipping operations which developed in the Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham area from the early 20th century. The Midland Railway originally operated steamers to Belfast from Morecambe, but by building Heysham Port, which opened in 1904, they were able to use larger ships on the route. Development of the railways by both the Midland Railway and the Furness Railway facilitated the Midland boat trains and passenger traffic continued to grow. The railway photographs show trains from the early 1960s onwards, covering the transition from steam to diesel and include shots of the Midland Railway’s second generation electrics. The shipping photographs feature a variety of ships on services to Belfast and the Isle of Man. A good selection of images is presented, with an informative caption accompanying each one. Also includes a Railway Clearing House Map of 1913 showing Lancaster & Morecambe and Carnforth, publicity material and tickets. Hardback. 112 pages.

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