Manchester to Crewe, Part 3
Next delivery expected 20 June
Stockport & Wilmslow to Crewe via Alderley Edge, Chelford, Goostrey, Holmes Chapel & Sandbach
Over fourteen years have elapsed now since Foxline published the first part of Eddie Johnson's illustrated history of the railway from Manchester to Crewe. In the interim, a second volume appeared and received much acclaim. So it is timely now that a third and final part, in the style of its predecessors, should surface so as to complete the story, terminating this time at the hallowed rail centre that is Crewe. As with the previous works, the author endeavours to cover traction and rolling stock ancient and modern along with a look at infrastructure. The section covering Crewe opens with a comprehensive look at events there in the early years of the twentieth century - watershed years when the reign of the legendary F.W.Webb was giving way to the eras of Whale and Bowen-Cooke. Coverage of traction ranges from early examples of steam from the late 19th century through the 1950s and ending in the diesel and electric era. Signalling enthusiasts should find much to interest them also, with coverage ranging from the Webb -Thompson system of the LNWR right up to the MAS of modern times.
Softback, 152 pages, black & white and colour photographs, pull out map of Crewe
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Updated: 29 December 2021