The Railway and the Railwaymen of Betley, by David Thompson
Booklet published by the Betley Local History Society in 2002, 587 pages. A4 size booklet with ring binding (N3857)
This booklet provides a fascinating history of the railway in and around the Staffordshire village of Betley, as well as the local men who built and worked on the railway over the years. Sections include:
The origins and early structure of the railway system - including the development of the railway line through Betley, the Grand Junction Railway, route planning, construction, the opening of the line, and the GJR 1837-46
Further Development of the Line, including the London and North Western Railway 1846-61, the line doubled and Betley station built, the origins of the Betley Tip, Closure of Betley Road station and the emergence of British Rail, Electrification
Railwaymen living around the Betley Area - including where did they live, what jobs did they do, accidents and incidents, criminality
Signal Events on the Line through Betley Road Station over the Years - detailing many fascinating events and people over the years
Illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs and maps, including a large double page fold out map titled 'The Delves Broughton Map showing the topography of the potential railway line which faced pioneer engineers like Jospeh Locke'
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and tidy, the ring binding is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.