Railways of the East Midlands (Amberley)

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By John Evans. A collection of colour photographs taken between the dying embers of the steam age in 1965 and a time when Britain’s new railway was taking over twenty years later.

The East Midlands historically enjoyed an intensive network of railways linking its major towns and cities, many of which are still in place, although some lines have sadly been lost. The area has also been rich in both ironstone and coal, giving rise to a substantial volume of rail freight to and from the mines, power stations and industry.

Railways of the East Midlands takes a journey throughout the region, from Northampton in the south to the Peak District in the north. It shows how the railways changed over a twenty year period, including many rare colour views from the 1960s and 1970s.

The book is divided into chapters looking at each East Midlands county in turn, and then looks briefly at the Thames-Clyde Express, Midland Pullman, Britain’s last push-pull train and Ironstone Quarrying. Each county has its own introduction to the railways of that county and a general overview of railways in the East Midlands is also included.

The photographs are presented mainly in two-per-page format and all are accompanied by informative captions. Over 120 photographs. 96 pages.

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