North Midland - Portrait of a Famous Route, Rotheram to Leeds, by Bob Pixton
Published by Rnpast in 2002, 80 pages. Large A4 size softback (N3377)
Brand New Book
In the late 1830s three railway companies sought to establish a presence in Derby and one was the North Midland Railway which constructed a line to Leeds via Chesterfield and Rotherham, but bypassing Sheffield, and railway pioneer George Stephenson was heavily involved with the project.
The North Midland was absorbed into the Midland Railway in the 1840s, and this book traces the history, mainly during the steam era, of part of the vital and busy North Midland route - from Rotherham to Leeds. Informative captions enhance the pictures, which are not just of trains and locomotives but also cover stations, signal boxes, freight yards and tunnels, the whole giving a good account of the line's fortunes over the years.
This book is the third in a series of three books on the history of this line, and is a must read for anyone interested in the history and development of Britain's railways, especially the Midland Railway and it's operations in Yorkshire