Pit to Power Station: A Personal Recollection of Coal Trains in the 1990s (Fonthill)

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In this book, author Chris Booth looks back on coal trains operating from the collieries of Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire to coal-fired power stations around Britain.

Throughout the 1990s, coal mines were closing as power generation sought less polluting methods of generating electricity. The decade also saw the privatisation of Britain's railways, which led to large scale changes in the rail freight sector.

This book provides a retrospective look at the movement of coal from collieries to coal-fired power stations throughout the 1990s. Descriptions are included for each colliery and power station featured, with maps to show their locations and track diagrams provided for each power station.

Chapter List:

  • Worksop in the 1980s and 1990s: The Decades of Change
  • Declining UK Coal Production
  • Nottinghamshire Area Collieries
  • Derbyshire Area Collieries
  • Yorkshire Area Collieries
  • Leicestershire and Staffordshire Area Collieries
  • Power Stations
  • Three Days at Worksop

Pit to Power Station: A Personal Recollection of Coal Trains provides an interesting look back on the declining years of coal production in Britain and the trains which transported it to power stations. Well-illustrated throughout with colour photographs, maps and track diagrams. 256 pages.

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