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The Railway Over the Stainmore Pass Post-War Boom and Bust on the North Trans Pennine
The Railway Over the Stainmore Pass Post-War Boom and Bust on the North Trans Pennine
The Railway Over the Stainmore Pass Post-War Boom and Bust on the North Trans Pennine
The Railway Over the Stainmore Pass Post-War Boom and Bust on the North Trans Pennine
The Railway Over the Stainmore Pass Post-War Boom and Bust on the North Trans Pennine
The Railway Over the Stainmore Pass Post-War Boom and Bust on the North Trans Pennine

The Railway Over the Stainmore Pass Post-War Boom and Bust on the North Trans Pennine

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The Railway Over the Stainmore Pass
Post-War Boom and Bust on the North Trans Pennine

Chris Rowley

The North Pennine range that separates the industrial North East and County Durham from Lakeland and the North West is a remote and beautiful wilderness of moorland and high Pennine fells. It was here that the Stockton & Darlington, the birthplace of public railways, struck out west in the most dramatic of all the Pennine crossings. A main line that rose to 1370 feet – England’s highest. Built to link the blast furnaces of Teesside and County Durham with Cumberland Ore, and the furnaces of Cumberland with Durham coke, the railway was at its heart from first day almost to the last, a working railway built to serve the mining and steel industry of the North. For just over a century the moors around Bowes, the now quiet gills and becks of Smardale and Belah and the lonely source of the Greta River in Westmorland echoed night and day to the sound of steam battling the gradients of this remarkable railway.
As the memory of the railway and the vast industries it served begins to pass from living memory, this book examines both origins and history of the railway and the 1950s revival of the Stainmore Line. Equipped with the most modern steam fleet in the country, with post-war industrial output surging and inter-regional leisure passenger traffic strong, the route seemed set for a bright future. The speed with which this bustling railway and strategic East–West link passed from peak operation to complete closure was unprecedented at the time, a casualty of a unique combination of circumstances which this book explores.
192 Pages copiously illustrated throughout with both colour and black & white photographs. HARDBACK

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ISBN: 9781915069344

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Catherine

Bought this book as a gift. The recipient was very happy with it. Some great photos in it.

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Robin Gregory
A very enjoyable book to read.

A lovely book to read with lots of detailed information about the Stainmore line. Included is the history of the Industries associated with the railway. Fantastic photographs.

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Diane Steadman
Brilliant book

Totally readable history with photos that have been meticulously restored. Worth every penny.

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Eriks Cilke
The book to have

Just one of the best books I have in my collection, lots of great photos and some great reading.thank you

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