Industrial Locomotives & Railways of Yorkshire

Amberley Publishing
  • erscheint ca. am 15. Oktober 2018
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 128 Seiten
978-1-4456-6776-8 (ISBN)
The sixth in the regional series of books examining the industrial railways of England, Wales and Scotland, this volume covers the former Ridings of Yorkshire, from the Pennines on the Lancashire county boundary in the west through to the Humber Estuary.

The Yorkshire and Humberside region was once rich in steel mills around the Sheffield area, all having incredible industrial railway interest. The vast railway systems serving the British Steel industry and iron ore workings around Scunthorpe will also be examined along with the locomotives and railways once so widespread around this rich industrial region. The widespread coal mining activities that strongly influenced Yorkshire throughout the twentieth century will be documented, without overlooking the coal by-products complexes, including Orgreave - infamous during the years of the Thatcher government, when many coal mines and their supporting railways were rapidly dwindling in number. A former peat bog railway on the Swinefleet moss near Goole, water treatment plants around Leeds and Bradford, stone quarries in North Yorkshire, a tile works by the Humber Bridge and the oil refineries around South Killingholme will all contribute to the rich history of industry in the area.

With informative captions and historical photographs, mostly in colour, Gordon Edgar tells the fascinating story of the industrial locomotives and railways of Yorkshire and Humberside.
  • Englisch
  • Chalford
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  • Großbritannien
150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Höhe: 168 mm
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  • Breite: 246 mm
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  • Dicke: 10 mm
  • 213 gr
978-1-4456-6776-8 (9781445667768)
1445667762 (1445667762)
Gordon Edgar has been photographing railways since 1968 and has specialised in the end of main line and industrial steam in the UK. Having served for two decades in the Army Intelligence Corps, since retirement he has devoted his time to his archive of railway photographs. Gordon has contributed to two books on steam railways in China and his photographs have also appeared in several periodicals. An accomplished photographer, Gordon Edgar has written several railway books for Amberley Publishing.

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