History of the Great Central Railway

Robin Jones

The Great Central Railway is the only double track preserved steam railway in the world and its main focus is on the hugely popular modern day line running between Loughborough and Leicester North.
Date Published :
September 2021
Publisher :
Mortons Books
Illustration :
60
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781911658610
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9.4 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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Overview
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The Great Central Railway is the only double track preserved steam railway in the world and its main focus is on the hugely popular modern day line running between Loughborough and Leicester North. Author Robin Jones, editor of Heritage Railway magazine, uses an incredible collection of images from Britain’s top railway photographers to showcase the very best of preserved steam running in an authentic setting.

History has its place too with the formation of the original Great Central Railway, built in 1899 to connect the cities of Manchester, Sheffield and London, being explained and examined. Preservation sites set up elsewhere on the former Great Central line are also detailed including those at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Elsecar Heritage Railway and Dinting Railway Centre in Glossop.

About The Author
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Robin Jones is the founding editor of Heritage Railway magazine, a monthly title devoted to railway preservation. A railway enthusiast since his early years, he was taken trainspotting at Widney Manor station in Solihull - on the Western Region route from Birmingham Snow Hill to Leamington Spa - during the last years of British Railways steam locomotives. Robin has had many books published, on subjects ranging from railways to history and travel.