Horwich & the Locomotive Works of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company, 1884-1914

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Horwich & the Locomotive Works of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company, 1884-1914

Horwich and the Locomotive Works of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company, 1884 to 1914, by D.A. Green 

Published by Horwich Heritage, 28 pages. Large A4 Size Booklet (N3582)

Horwich was historically part of Lancashire, and is now a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton (In Greater Manchester). In 1884 the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR) started work to build a new large locomotive works in Horwich, and by November 1886 Horwich Locomotive Works became up and working when the first locomotives were taken in for repair. The first newly built locomotive (Number 1008) left the works in 1887. (The works finally closed in 1983, after almost a hundred years of production)

This booklet provides a fascinating history of Horwich and the Locomotive works from 1884 to 1914, and includes sections on:

  • The effects on Horwich of the building of the Locomotive works
  • The direct effects of the company on the town
  • Thye company's labour force
  • The strike of 1911
  • From 1911 to the outbreak of War

The condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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