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Widnes and St Helens Railways
Chalford Publishing

Widnes and St Helens Railways

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The railway system around Widnes and St Helens was intimately involved with coal mining and the chemical and glass industries. The Sankey Brook Navigation dominated industrial transport in the area for three decades before competition in the 1830s from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, followed shortly afterwards by the St Helens and Runcorn Gap Railway, arrived on the scene. Then followed a dramatic period in the railway history of the North West as rival companies vied for the business in this densely industrialised region. An enormous rail fabric developed that is now difficult to appreciate or imagine in this road transport dominated age.

This book illustrates parts of this system which relate particularly to the Widnes and St Helens regions. Using over 200 excellent old photographs and maps, the author 'unravels' some of the complexities of this famous railway area, with copious illustrations of trains, stations, signalling and even train crashes. It will appeal to all railway enthusiasts of the area.

Softback, 128 pages, over 200 black & white photographs

Condition: Very Good

ISBN: 9780752407517

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Updated: 1 June 2020