Railways of the West Riding of Yorkshire (Crowood)

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The railway network of the West Riding of Yorkshire was the most complex in Britain in its heyday, comprised at various times of seven different railway companies. With companies battling for supremacy, this led to towns being linked by two or more routes and some towns having multiple stations.

In this book, Bernard Warr traces the development of railways in the West Riding, looking at how lines came to exist and examining the industries served by the railways. An introduction is provided, followed by several chapters covering the railways in each area:

  • Railways Around Leeds
  • The Influence of York
  • The Rise and Rise of Doncaster
  • Barnsley and the South Yorkshire Coalfield
  • Sheffield and Rotherham
  • Airedale and Wharfedale
  • The Aire and Caleder Watershed
  • The Calder Valley
  • Huddersfield

Each chapter includes a look at the railway history of the area and is illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. 144 pages.

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