Part 1 of this serious history of the numerous industrial railways that served the Wigan Coalfield in South Lancashire covers the railways south and west of Wigan as well as providing detailed information on the coal field, the canals and the public railways. The authors cover over 200 years of history, tracing the railways from the earliest horse drawn trams to the demise of the collieries' diesel powered trains in the 1980s. The book is organized by town (with numerous clearly drawn maps) so that it is easy to follow the development of both the collieries and the railways over time in a particular area. Includes locomotive rosters for the different companies. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. 271 pages.
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Book Description Runpast Publishing, Cheltenham, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Very good, some sun damage to cover, in protective cover, clean and bright internally. Bookseller Inventory # 1014988
Book Description RUNPAST, 1991. Cloth. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. 1st. Detailed account of the industrial railways of Wigan area - mainly colliery lines. 271pp, many photos and maps. Old ownership label to front end-paper. VG copy in dw. Size: Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 005080
Book Description Runpast Publishing, United Kingdom, 1991. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition.. 271pp, bw illus, some very slight discolouration to front of dw. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 15712