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Lost Railways of Lincolnshire

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The railways came late to Lincolnshire, but once it was realised that there were profits to be made, a network of lines were built across the county. Among the major lines were what is now the East Coast Main Line, and the vital goods artery linking the ports of Grimsby and Immingham with Scunthorpe and Doncaster, both still in use today. As the railway reached out across the county prosperity soon followed. The transport of goods was of paramount importance to the railway companies with coal coming into the county from Yorkshire and agricultural produce, cut flowers and Grimsby fish going to London and the south east. Passenger transport was also important with lines carrying workers to Grimsby and Immingham and to the ferry links across the Humber. Sadly, the good times were not to last and by the 1930s competition from road transport meant lines began to close, first to passengers then to freight.

In this excellently written and well researched book, author Alan Stennett tells the story of the lost lines the reason for their construction and for their closure. Modern photographs accompany those taken when Lincolnshire's lines were open and busy. There are also details of what can be seen of these lines today.

A5 (softcover) 160 pages

Author: Alan Stennett