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Bradford Railways in Colour Volume 1: The Midland Lines ALMOST OUT OF PRINT
Bradford Railways in Colour Volume 1: The Midland Lines ALMOST OUT OF PRINT

Bradford Railways in Colour Volume 1: The Midland Lines ALMOST OUT OF PRINT

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Bradford Railways in Colour​​

Volume 1: The Midland Lines 

ALMOST OUT OF PRINT

A nostalgic look at Bradford’s busy railway network in the 1960s, with many photographs never seen in print before, each with an informative caption. 

This full colour album covers the former Midland Railway lines to the north of what was once the ‘Wool Capital’ of the world.
This volume concentrates on the former Midland Railway network out of Forster Square station, including the Airedale line to Shipley, Apperley Bridge and Keighley and the Wharfedale route to Ilkley. The Midland Railway was the first major company to serve Bradford during the ‘railway mania’ of the mid-19th century when lines were being planned and constructed all over the country. The other half of the local network radiated from Bradford Exchange station, a short distance across the city centre, with services provided by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway and the Great Northern Railway. This network is covered in another volume. Regrettably, the railway networks to the north and south of Bradford were never linked in spite of efforts by the Midland Railway in the early part of the 20th century to build a connection. The failure of that scheme means that Bradford, unlike its neighbour Leeds, has never been on a ‘through’ main line and it has been paying the price ever since. The decline of Bradford’s railways is, in many ways, a reflection of the more general economic downturn seen in the city during the last half century.
The purpose of the book is not, however, to dwell on the factors which conspired to decimate Bradford’s railway infrastructure. It is to present a nostalgic look back to a time, not so long ago, when things were much different.
112 Pages packed with previously unseen Colour Photographs HARDBACK

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ISBN: 9780993567827

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Bradford Railways in Colour Volume 1: The Midland Lines ALMOST OUT OF PRINT

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Stuart Hicks
Colour images of Bradford Midland railway

Plenty of well captioned attractive colour images of the Midland Railway's routes north from Bradford Forster Square to the Keighley area, showing the volumes of freight and the arrival of the Peaks. Recomemnded.

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