Railways of the North Pennines

Railways of the North Pennines

The Rise and Fall of the Railways Serving the North Pennine Orefield

eBook - 2015
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This illustrated history describes how the two pioneering railways of northern England, the Stockton and Darlington and the Newcastle and Carlisle railways, developed from unsuccessful canal proposals and how they, with the ill-fated Stanhope and Tyne Railway, initiated the development of the railway system that served the North Pennine Orefield. It reveals the public and private railways as well as proposed lines, and the recovery and extensions of the Stockton and Darlington Railway until the North Eastern Railway took over in the early 1900s. Dr. Tom Bell's impressive research also explores the subsequent slow but continuous decline, as the minerals became exhausted, to the situation today when all that is left are three different tourist lines, one of which is trying to revive the mineral traffic.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780750963503
Branch Call Number: 385.0942 Be
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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