Railway Moods: The East Lancashire Railway (Hardback)Mike Heath (author)
Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 01/05/2006
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Built to serve cotton mills in the Irwell Valley, the Manchester, Bury and Rossendale Railway was established in 1844, becoming the East Lancashire Railway two years later. That title lasted until 1859 when the company was absorbed into the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. However the name lives on as the preservation society that has restored the section from Bury, to Rawtenstall in the heart of Rossendale at the northern end of the Irwell Valley, and to Heywood in an easterly direction. The line passes over high viaducts, through long tunnels and along a wonderfully varied countryside where a legacy of industrial architecture is set amongst a landscape of busy market towns, quiet riverside woodland and grazing meadows, with rugged moorland fells above. In a relatively short preservation lifetime, assisted by the local authorities, the society has reopened these lines, restored or totally rebuilt the infrastructure and created an attractive 12-mile long preserved railway. They have also attracted a great variety of steam locomotives to haul their trains including the world famous
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 214 x 230 x 17 mm
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