Reviewed on Saturday 6th March 2010
Looking at South West Durham today, it is hard to believe that the area was once served by a dense network of lines carrying main line and local passenger trains and much freight traffic. Apart from Darlington there were other important railway centres such as Shildon, Bishop Aukland, West Aukland, Barnard Castle, Kirkby Stephen and the remote Wear Valley Junction.This revised and expanded edition of the original Railway Memories No 2 (published 1990) takes a fresh look back at all this activity and also the branch to Richmond and the spectacular Stainmore route over the roof of England to Kirkby Stephen, Penrith and tebay. With 24 additional pages it has 129 more illustrations, while retaining 69 of the best from the oricinal book.
Softcover, 112 pages,198 b/w illustrations, 10 maps and plans.