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Lost Railways of Durham and Teesside

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In this book the story of the Durham and Teesside area's contribution to the Great Railway Age is told with photographs, maps, memories and anecdotes, of the railways from their beginning in the early 1800s to the present day. 

It begins with wooden rails and pony-drawn goods wagons and progresses through the Stockton and Darlington Railway and the invention of the steam railway engine to the  proliferation of lines taking coal from the mines to rail heads and colliery boats on the Tees and the Tyne.  The story concludes with the closure of many of the lines and their re-invention as long-distance footpaths and cycleways.  

Durham could be called the birthplace of the Steam Railway Age. George Stephenson's Stockton and Darlington railway pioneered the steam engine and from this beginning railway networks were set up all over the world.

The regions large coal industry was the key to local development. Private systems sprung up across the area linking miles with main line trains and colliery ships on the Tees and the Tyne. Passenger services were almost an after thought in the rush to exploit the demand for coal to power the emerging industries. Today, motor transport has superseded goods trains and many of the old railway track beds have been converted to long-distance footpaths and cycleways.

 A5 (softcover) 160 pages

Author: Robin Jones

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