Tinsley and the Modernisation of Sheffield's Railways
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By the 1950s, Sheffield's railway network was becoming increasingly costly to operate, a legacy of the complicated web of lines built by competing railway companies. A multitude of small marshalling yards, operating with great inefficiency, were struggling to keep pace with the traffic requirements of the day. Consequently, the British Railways Board took the decision to build a new "state-of-the-art" yard at Tinsley, which became one of the most technologically advanced marshalling yards in the world.
This book examines the history and events that gave rise to Tinsley and contains extensive details of its planning, construction and operation. Tinsley Traction Maintenance Depot is also addressed, as are the famed "Master & Slave", Class 13 shunters which were synonymous with Tinsley.
The readable narrative tells how Tinsley's story unfolded, including the grand ceremonial opening in the 1960s and the revolutionary introduction of TOPS in the 1970s, which was to transform operation of the yard. Tinsley's most turbulent decade - the 1980s - is followed by its decline through the 1990s and the new millennium. The book concludes by looking at what remains of Tinsley today.
The authors have undertaken considerable research of numerous sources, to put together the definitive history of Tinsley. An extensive review of contemporary literature has been undertaken and reminiscences of people directly involved have been documented.
With over 400 photographs and reproduced documents, this hook is a detailed and well-illustrated account, befitting such an important piece of Britain's railway heritage. Essential reading for anyone with an interest in Britain's railways.
Hardback, 240 pages, over 400 photographs and reproduced documents
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