Industrial Locomotives of Lancashire - Part A - The National Coal Board (including Opencast Disposal Points and British Coal), by VJ Bradley and PG Hindley
Booklet published by the Industrial Railway Society in 2000, 100 pages. A5 size booklet (N6042)
This booklet details every National Coal Board locomotive used in Lancashire, and includes those used by the NCB's successor British Coal. Significent coal mines were situated at Bold, Bickershaw, Parsonage, Standish, Walkden, Mosley Common, Kirklees, Haydock and Tydesley and many industrial locomotives were used at these locations and many other sites in the county.
From the introduction: It has always been the intention of the IRS to publish full historical Handbooks covering all regions of the United Kingdom. For various reasons, such books have yet to appear for certain areas, including "old" Lancashire which was a very large, and in parts heavily industrialised, area which does not readily subdivide for research purposes into its present-day three local government areas. Undertaking fresh basic research into the industrial history and locomotives of the area is a massive task.... in order to make some progress, the committee sanctioned the production of [this booklet] for the area, effectively updating the old Lancashire Pocket Book. These are being published as a pilot scheme in limited quantities, to cater for the needs of those members who have an interest in historical affairs....
The condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.