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Tracing the Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway
Volume 4: The Abandoned Lines (In Stock)

Tracing the Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway - Volume 4: The Abandoned Lines

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ISBN : 978 1 38 803914 1

Written by Zoe Elizabeth Hunter

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This book looks at the abandoned sections of the trunk line, and the aborted branch lines, of the grandiose scheme to connect the coasts of England with an independent railway line.
Around 25 branches were proposed to connect this line to collieries and other industrial locations. This book looks at fifteen of them, to locations such as Sheepbridge Steelworks, Shirebrook Colliery and Mansfield.
This book also looks in depth at the western end of the route, looking in detail at the section that has always been the most intriguing to people, that being the section across the limestone hills of the Peak District. What was proposed would have been a major feat of engineering in an unforgiving and hostile terrain.
The eastern end of the scheme from Lincoln to the docks at Sutton-on-Sea is also covered. This was to be the primary outlet for the line, along with the docks at Warrington, which were being developed with the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal.
Sadly, finances meant that the scheme was not to be, but this book takes a look at what could have been.

There is also a bonus DVD showing a simulation of the line between Chesterfield and Buxton.

Card cover, 376 pages

 

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