THe Railways Of NORTH easT liNcOlNsHiRe:
BY PAUL KING
• PyewiPe PublicaTiONs
Thoroughly researched. Some poor quality photos.
PRICE: £18.95 RATING:
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)