Joint Line Operation Around Manchester and in South Yorkshire

Bob Pixton

Date Published :
August 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Great Central Railway
Illustration :
350 black and white photographs, maps & track diagrams
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526735959

Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 256
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Joint Operations Around Manchester and in South Yorkshire, is the latest volume in a series of books by Robert Pixton, covering the lines across the Pennines, especially those of the former Great Central.

This volume looks at the joint lines that once served the area from Lancashire to Yorkshire, serving heavy industry and providing an intense passenger service in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The lines and services declined on many of the branch lines and some of the cross country lines by the 1950s, heralding there final demise in the early 1960s, as a result of the Reshaping of British Railways.

Today there are still a few important corridors crossing this area of the north of England, which have become increasingly important in recent times as roads become more congested and bus services are cut back.

About The Author

Bob Pixton is a WW2 ‘Baby Boomer’, spending his early days around Manchester’s stations and sheds. The impressions of youth persisted, despite his parents moving to the heart of GWR territory. His working career has almost exclusively been in the public sector in health, education, local democracy and youth justice. His numerous published works have mostly been line histories, often in several volumes, their extensive captions and picture selection are the result of dedicated research, in this case, of over a decade. He is perhaps less well known for his historical fiction works.

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