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Steam Around York & the East Riding

Series: Steam Around ...

Publication Date15th March 2012

Book FormatPaperback

pages160

Illustrations255

Height248

Width172

Steam Around York & East Riding relates the development of York’s local railway lines, highlighting the locomotive types which operated in this area of Yorkshire.
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ISBN
9781848684447

Stronghold of the Romans, and later the Vikings, York was to become the powerbase of the infamous ‘Railway King’, George Hudson, whose empire would eventually extend from the far north of England to the south and south-west. Today, York is the home of the National Railway Museum where many old steam locos are on display, along with diesel and electric types from Britain and abroad. Indeed, the NRM provides many of the steam locos operating excursion trains to Scarborough.


In Steam Around York & the East Riding the glorious days of steam traction around York and the East Riding have been recaptured; the days when the railway was an important part of the infrastructure in the area and the trains were used by thousands of passengers for holidays to local seaside resorts and beyond, via the docks at Hull and Goole, as well as freight goods and shipping. Through a multitude of pictures furnished with informative captions from an acknowledged expert, the heyday and decline of the railways of York and the East Riding is explored in depth and the services, engines and locations of this remarkable industry are recorded for posterity.

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