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Great Railway Eras: Preston to the Fylde Coast - Steam - Diesel - Electric (Book)

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Featuring Blackpool and Fleetwood,

The railways laid across the Fylde from the mid-19th century played an important role in the development of the peninsula, particularly the coastal towns, which to this day continue to attract tourists from far and wide. This volume highlights the radical changes to the railway system since the early 1960s: steam, diesel and electric traction all feature. The album also details some of the early preservation schemes.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a second book featuring the railways west of Preston, 'Preston to Blackpool including Fleetwood' being first published in 2018. The latter mainly concentrated on the changing scene up until 1990, since which time the railways across the Fylde have undergone some radical changes, both as regards infrastructure as well as the motive power. This new volume details the last years of steam workings in the 1960s, the period when diesel power monopolised the services, along with the current scene following electrification of the line to Blackpool North in 2018. Included also are a few private industrial railway sites, along with a look at some early railway preservation schemes.

Author: Tom Heavyside
Published by: Middleton Press
Series: Great Railway Eras
Size: 240 x 174 mm
Format: Hardback
Language: English
Photos:120 photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history
ISBN: 9781910356814
Published: November 2023

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