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Nottinghamshire Railways The Age of Steam

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The birth of steam trains in Nottinghamshire was in 1832 when local mine owners saw the opportunity to move coal all over the country faster and easier. The Midland Railway company was formed and the building of lines and stations began. Never before had coal had such a swift and reliable route to customers in Britain and overseas. Steve Huson tells the story of Nottinghamshire's railways using photographs and plenty of anecdotes.

George Stephenson, the famous railway pioneer and engineer was given the task of building a line linking Nottingham with Lincoln. it was 32¾ miles long and took only 8 months to complete.

One local legend has it that the branch line connecting Southwell with Rolleston Junction on the Nottingham to Lincoln line - a good journey of 2½ miles - was sometimes done without a fireman. Apparently it was common for the driver to let his fireman off on the outward trip to pick mushrooms, shoot rabbits or poach a pheasant or a partridge, and pick him up again on the return journey, with no-one the wiser. This anecdote and many more stories like it together with the collection of old photographs make this book a fascinating insight into the Golden Age of Steam.

A4 (softcover) 128 pages

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