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The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway: Then and Now
Ian Allan

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway: Then and Now

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With its origins in the Manchester & Leeds Railway, the Lancashire & Yorkshire straddled the backbone of England. Its lines criss-crossed through the textile areas to both east and west of the Pennines and reached towards both the North and the Irish seas. Popularly known as the 'Lanky' the L&YR was amongst the most important of the regional pre-Grouping companies; it was not until its merger, in 1922. with the London & North Western that the line lost its independence. The Grouping of the railways in 1923 saw the newly-enlarged London & North Western incorporated within the London Midland & Scottish - but it was the L&YR, through its engineer George Hughes. that was to deter-mine the locomotive policy of the new company during the mid-1920s. Gradually, how-ever, through the era of the 'Big Four' and later after Nationalisation, the character of the rail-ways changed and the L&YR was not insulated from these all-pervading changes, as lines closed and facilities were withdrawn. In The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway: Then & Now Alan Earnshaw provides a history of those lines that were built and operated by the 'Lanky'. His detailed text, which tells the his-tory of the lines from their opening through to the modern era, is supplemented by a superb collection of photographs. The photographs include direct comparison shots, so that the reader can gauge how much (or, in certain cases, how little) has changed since the age of the Lancashire & Yorkshire. A fascinating portrait of one of Britain's most popular railways.

ISBN: 9780711020580

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