The Solway Junction Railway (Oakwood)

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An illustrated history of the Solway Junction Railway, which ran from Kirtlebridge on the West Coast Main Line to Kirkbride in Cumbria, via a 1mile long viaduct across the Solway Firth. The line was built to provide a shorter route between the ironstone mines of Cumberland and the ironworks of Ayrshire and Lanarkshire.

This book looks at how the railway came into existence, as well as at its operating life and the reasons for its premature closure in 1921.

Chapter List:

  • The Case for the Railway
  • Building the Line
  • The Opening of the Solway Junction Railway
  • Disaster Strikes!
  • The Route Described
  • Closure and Demolition of the Solway Viaduct
  • The Last Years of the Railway
  • The Locomotives of the Solway Junction Railway

The Solway Junction Railway provides a thorough history of this unique railway. Well illustrated with archive black & white photographs and maps. 80 pages.

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