The Golden Age of Yorkshire Steam and Beyond (Pen & Sword)

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A collection of memories and experiences of a group of eight Yorkshire-based railway enthusiasts, who in their youth were fascinated by the steam locomotive. Each member of the group provides a chapter recalling what it was like to grow up in Yorkshire in the 1950s and 1960s and describing some of their favourite encounters of the era.

Many different steam locomotive classes feature in the stories including the giants of the former LNER system – A4s, A3s, A2s, A1s and V2s, along with the Jubilees, the Royal Scots, and Black Fives of the former LMS system and the BR Standards. Many of these are illustrated to accompany the stories, which include:

  • Life on the footplate of engines allocated to Royston shed
  • The push and pull service that ran from Cudworth to Barnsley across the iconic Oaks Viaduct
  • Barnsley-Doncaster and York-Doncaster-Darlington journeys
  • Memories of Leeds, Normanton, Doncaster, Wath and Penistone

The Golden Age of Yorkshire Steam and Beyond provides a fascinating insight into a railway system now long gone. Also includes shed layout drawings of Royston, Doncaster and York. 168 pages. 150 black & white photographs.

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