Railway Developments around Leeds & Bradford since 1968 (Pen & Sword)

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A pictorial history of the main developments on the rail network around Leeds and Bradford and its train services since 1968, the year that regular steam traction on British Rail ended and the 1968 Transport Act was passed, which led to the establishment of the Passenger Transport Executives which would play a crucial role in local rail service provision in the major conurbations.

The book is divided into chapters on Bradford Interchange (formerly Exchange) and Forster Square, Shipley and Leeds stations, followed by a chapter looking at the West Yorkshire rail network line by line. For each of these four stations the book describes the pre-1968 legacy and the main developments since that year in terms of changes to the rail infrastructure and train services. The text is then followed by several pages of photos of trains and the stations before, during and after their rebuilding works.

The Line by Line chapter describes the main infrastructure and service changes on each line since 1968, with particular reference to the new stations opened since that date and redevelopments of existing stations. Usage figures are also given for 2004/05 and 2012/13 or 2013/14 for each new station and for the existing main stations on each route.

There is a good selection of photos of loco-hauled trains, HSTs, first and second generation DMUs, modern EMUs and steam specials. Also featured are the Middleton, Keighley & Worth Valley and Kirklees Light Railways.

Over 300 colour photos. Hardback. 220 pages.

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