The Last Years of Carlisle Steam: A Pictorial Journey (Pen & Sword)

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Author Howard Routledge has put together this fascinating collection of black & white photographs of steam around Carlisle during the 1960s; the final decade of steam on the main line.

Photographs cover the main West Coast Main Line route which passes through Carlisle on its way from London Euston to Scotland, as well as other lines around the city and the three motive power depots which still existed in the 1960s. Photographs are presented in chapters, each looking at a different subject:

  • The Citadel
  • Making Tracks around Carlisle
  • Carlisle District
  • Kingmoor Motive Power Depot
  • Upperby Motive Power Depot
  • Canal Motive Power Depot
  • Signal Boxes
  • Demise in Colour
  • 1T57

Each photograph is accompanied by a caption and introduction to the railways around Carlisle in the 1960s is also included. Hardback. 120 pages.

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