The Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Volume XIX: The Lake Counties - David JoyDavid & Charles, 1983, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.
Dominated by England's highest mountains and most dramatic scenery, the region possessed in its heyday a railway network of immense fascination and variety. Two rival Anglo-Scottish trunk routes had perhaps their most spectacular stretches here. The London & North Western climbed up from sea level near Lancaster by way of Grayrigg and the Lune gorge to Shap, while the Midland had in its legendary Settle & Carlisle line - a tour de force of Victorian railway engineering. The two companies met their Scottish neighbours at Carlisle in a unique joint station which generated both a kaleidoscope of colour and an atmosphere of mutual distrust.
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 270
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