Cross City Connections
Concerned that no written account of the Northern section of the Cross City Link and the Sutton park routes existed, John Bassett, former railway employee at Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield and New Street, in the 1950's, spent seven years researching Cross City Connections. The book contains a unique blend of impressions from numerous folk in railside Communities, railway staff, literature, libraries, and local newspapers, and contains the largest known and most comprehensive collection of photographs of the two lines. Leaving the railways in 1957, John qualified and practised in social work, adult education, and training, before becoming a full time Railway Chaplain in 1984 with the Railway Mission (a Christian charity established 1881). He currently works alongside railway people and their families. Cross City Connections looks back at the last half century, 1940-1990, and embraces both steam and diesel operations, prior to the electrification of the Cross City line which is now imminent.
Hardback with dust jacket, 110 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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Updated: 29 December 2021