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Carnforth: The Railways of Carnforth, the Town and Its Ironworks
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Carnforth: The Railways of Carnforth, the Town and Its Ironworks

Regular price £25.00

The book arrives as the second publication from Barrai Books. It tells the story of the village that was the southern limit of the Furness Railway system. Written by Philip Grosse, it offers to railway historians and a general readership the results of many years of observation, recording and research of what happened to a sleepy hamlet on a turnpike route after the railways arrived.

Successive chapters describe and illustrate the emergence of a bustling junction station, three motive power depots, marshalling yards, a major postal sorting centre, an iron and steel manufacturing plant, hotels and retail facilities together with the creation of a thriving urban community with housing, schools, churches and the necessary infrastructure. A companion to our earlier publication, our Carnforth book includes a impressive portfolio of photographs, both archive and modern, many previously unpublished, together with supporting maps and diagrams, some by the author's own hand. It is a comprehensive account of a once important railway centre and provides a handsome record of a still vibrant Lancashire township.

Hardback, 174 pages, numerous black & white and colour photographs, drawings, plans etc

ISBN: 9780956970916

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