The Furness Railway: An Illustrated Record Including Photographs from the Sankey Collection - Vol. 1 (Lakeland Memories)
For over three-quarters of a century the lines of the Furness Railway were vital to the economy of north-west England, serving both the industrial towns of the Lancashire and Cumberland coasts and the holiday resorts of the Lake District. K. J. Norman's handsomely illustrated survey of the company's activities is available again in this newly revised and enlarged two-volume edition.
From its beginnings in 1846 until it was absorbed into the London Midland & Scottish Railway in 1923, the Furness Railway had a character all its own. It possessed its own locomotives and rolling stock, its own distinctive stations and signal boxes, and operated tours and excursions on its own fleet of sea-going and lake steamers. At its ultimate extent, it ran for nearly 120 miles, consisting of the main line from Carnforth through Barrow to Whitehaven, with branches to such places as Kendal, Windermere and Coniston.
Using many sharply detailed photographs from the famous Sankey Collection, together with a variety from other sources, and supported by selected station layout plans and items of ephemera, this first volume takes us on a pictorial tour of the entire system from Carnforth to Whitehaven, together with the branch lines to Kendal, Lakeside, Coniston, Stank, Piel and Bardsea.
Softback, 96 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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