THe Rail­ways Of NORTH easT liN­cOlNsHiRe:

Steam Railway (UK) - - A CELEBRATION OF STEAM PART ONE: THE ENGINE SHEDS -

BY PAUL KING

• PyewiPe Pub­li­ca­TiONs

Thor­oughly re­searched. Some poor qual­ity pho­tos.

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If rail­ways in north-east Lin­colnshire are your par­tic­u­lar area of in­ter­est, then this book is for you. When al­most ev­ery area of rail­way his­tory is ex­ten­sively cov­ered by of­ten more than one ti­tle, au­thors in the 21st cen­tury have to dig deeper to un­cover new ma­te­rial.

This is one such ex­am­ple, cov­er­ing an area of Bri­tain that doesn’t of­ten fea­ture heav­ily in rail­way his­to­ries, and fea­tur­ing a wide va­ri­ety of mo­tive power with plenty of ex-Great Cen­tral and Great North­ern classes, as well as a rare photo of one of the GCR’s Amer­i­can ‘Class 15’ 2-6-0s.

The pic­tures are in­vari­ably full of in­ter­est. Some have clearly been taken on crude equip­ment, so grain­i­ness or lack of clar­ity is only to be ex­pected, but some have been badly re­pro­duced with no­table pix­e­la­tion.

That said, this is well-writ­ten and very well re­searched, and no doubt the forth­com­ing vol­umes – fo­cus­ing on the sta­tions and docks, and trams, ex­cur­sions and freight re­spec­tively – will be equally in­sight­ful.

This is a very niche, al­beit es­sen­tial ref­er­ence work, and if the re­gion is ei­ther some­where you spot­ted dur­ing the 1950s and 1960s, or you’re plan­ning to im­mor­talise in model form, this will be a very use­ful tool. (TB)

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