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Railways and the Lake District (Book)

Code: GN031
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A special collaboration by two veteran recorders of the railway scene in words and pictures. Since 1967, David Joy has written over 50 books on railways and numerous aspects of Northern England. Gavin Morrison, one of Britain’s most experienced railway photographers, has compiled more than 60 books and has gained the highest reputation for the quality of his work.

This book is a sequel to their highly praised Railways and the Dales. Gavin first selected more than 150 of his favourite photographs depicting lines serving the Lake District. David then wrote an evocative text emphasising how they have changed from the late 1950s through to the present day. The result is a nostalgic and evocative depiction of railways serving an area that boasts England’s highest mountains, largest concentration of natural lakes and most dramatic scenery.

Coverage includes the West Coast mainline running along the edge of the Lake District to link Lancaster with Carlisle as well as the very different railway round the coast between the sea and the mountains to serve Barrow and Whitehaven. Branch lines to Windermere, Coniston and Keswick receive full attention.

David Joy has had a passion for railways since teenage days spent at a small country station in the Yorkshire Dales, when he was allowed to ‘help’ in the signal box and ride the footplate on the daily goods train. A former editor of the Dalesman and contributor to its sister magazine Cumbria, he has many countryside interests and has been awarded an MBE for ‘services to the environment’.

• Author - David Joy
• 128 pages
• Hardback
• Size - 178 x 246mm
• Over 150 pin sharp photographs and informative text
• Beautiful art format.
• ISBN - 9781914227646
• Publication: May 2024

The price is £19.99 (including p&p) for UK delivery. (Please note this book is UK only delivery).

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