Railway Tales, by Grant Shaw and Paul Miller, subtitled 'Ilkeston and District in the Age of Steam'
Published by Ilkeston & District Local History Society in 2012, 182 pages. Softback (N4956)
From the rear side cover: The Erewash Valley changed enormously after the railways arrived in 1847. They affected every aspect of local people's lives. Until 1948 there were a total of 7 railway stations within a mile or so of Ilkeston's Borough border. By 1969 there were none...
This book is the story of why and how the railways came, how they affected local people and how they came to dissapear so completely. The book includes over 100 photographs and illustrations, many not previously published. Chapters include:
- A tale of two railways
- 19th century accidents and incidents
- Latters to the Editor
- Life and death in the 20th century
- Crime and punishment
- From day to say
- My life o the railway
- The wheels of Industry
- Leisure time
- Doctor Beeching
- Afterthe Last train
Please note their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover