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Northern Lines: Wennington to Morecambe and Heysham via Lancaster (Book)

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This Middleton Press album takes a look at the former main line from Wennington to Morecambe and Heysham. This area west of Lancaster, covering approximately nine square miles, has over time boasted two competing railway companies, two harbours, ten stations, over a dozen signal boxes and extensive freight and passenger services. On the approach to Lancaster, the line passed a carriage and wagon works, munitions factory and a power station that were all rail-served. Across the River Lune there was another munitions factory, an oil refinery and chemical plant, two gasworks and a nuclear power station, again all rail-served. The area was host to an electrified suburban rail system for over half a century from the early 1900s and, later, pioneered overhead line electrification that became the national standard.

Much of the network and infrastructure have disappeared, save for one or two prominent landmarks. Today the area is served by regular passenger workings from Leeds, Skipton and Lancaster, one of which is the daily boat train to Heysham Port.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:
Stations Photo & Pages    

•  Wennington    1-7
•  Hindburn Bridge    8
•  Hornby    9-10
•  Caton    11-14
•  Halton    16-22
•  Lancaster Green Ayre    30-37
•  Lancaster MPD    38-40
•  Lancaster Castle Spur    41-43
•  Lancaster Castle    44-48
•  Scale Hall    54-58
•  Torrisholme Junction    60
•  Hest Bank Junction    61-63
•  Morecambe    64-67, 112-115
•  Morecambe Harbour    68-70
•  Morecambe Promenade    71-88
•  Heysham Harbour    100-104
•  Heysham Port    105-106
•  Heysham Harbour Goods    107-111
•  Bare Lane (1994)    116-118
•  Lancaster (1994)    119
•  Hest Bank (1994)    120

Author: Roy Davies
Published by: Middleton Press
Size: 240 x 174 mm
Photos: 120
Pages: 96
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history
ISBN: 9781910356586
Published: July 2021 

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