by David James
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Stenlake Publishing (1 May 2004)
Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 17 x 1 cm
Pictorial Card Covers 10 x 7 inches tall, Lavishly illustrated
with Old B&W Photos throughout.
A county which can justifiably claim to be the birthplace of the
Industrial Revolution, Lancashire was also, as a result, one of the first in
Britain to develop a comprehensive railway network.
As soon as local entrepreneurs worked out that the two perfectly
complemented each other, the railways and industrialisation developed in
This new history of the county's railways tells the story of the
heyday of the Victorian Age, and also the slow decline from the 1920s to the
Beeching era of the 1960s, and features fifty superb period photographs.
The locations illustrated include:
Blackpool Central, Greenfield, White Bear, Gillett's Crossing, Wrea Green, Bradley
Fold, Bolton Great Moor Street, Pennington, Kenyon Junction, Holcombe Brook,
Tottington, Brinscall, Feniscowles, Delph, Knott End, Preesall, Garstang &
Catterall, Great Harwood, Glasson Dock, Halsall, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Oldham
Werneth, St Helens Central, Middleton Junction, Morecambe Euston Road, Bare Lane,
Heysham Harbour, Oldham Clegg Street, Park Bridge, Skelmersdale, Longridge,
Ribbleton, Grimsargh, Fleetwood, Bacup, Walkden Low Level, Hesketh Bank, Hutton
& Howick, Haslingden, Lancaster Green Ayre, Caton, Hornby, Wigan Central,
Bickershaw & Abram, Worsley and Thornton-for-Cleveleys.