Railway Memories No. 30 - Chesterfield Staveley and the Hope Valley
Railway Memories books use high quality photographs to illustrate the 1950s and 60s railway scene. As well as steam and early diesel trains. they are packed with pictures of stations. goods yards. engine depots and all kinds of railway structures before they were rationalised or swept away altogether Beeching and the relentless purging which followed. The whole lot is brought to life by the reminiscences of people who knew and worked on the railways at that time. Also included are track layouts. operating instructions. timetables and the ever-popular Short Memories - diary snippets about events occurring on the area's railways at the time.
Through 223 superb black and white photographs and informative text, the traditional Railway Memories format within this new book recalls the railways of north Derbyshire as they were in a time when the olde worlde market town of Chesterfield was surrounded by iron works, coal mines and heavy industrial plants all connected by an entanglement of steam operated railways.
Softback, 128 pages, black & white photographs
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