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Riding Yorkshire's Final Steam Trains : Journeys on BR's North Eastern Region.

Author: Keith Widdowson
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2015.
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Keith Widdowson visited the North Eastern Region on over 400 occasions during the final 18 months of steam. Most of the locomotives were neglected, filthy, prone to failure and often only kept going due to the skills of the crew. The ever-dwindling numbers became corralled within the industrialised heartland of Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield and Normanton. Here he recalls that beyone era, stalking the endangered 'Iron  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Keith Widdowson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Widdowson
ISBN: 9780750964166 0750964162
OCLC Number: 911957536
Description: 1 online resource (301 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; 1 Chasing: An Addiction Explained; 2 A Southerner Ventures 'Abroad'; 3 Planning the Attack; 4 Here We Go; 5 The Last Remaining Outposts; 6 The Main Players; 7 Disappointments Galore; 8 The Alnwick Adventure; 9 Where are Those Elusive Jubilees?; 10 Riding Yorkshire's Nocturnal Mail Trains; 11 All Aboard the Rail Tours; 12 Brief Encounters; 13 No More Wakefield Portions; 14 The West Riding Finale; 15 And Still They Come; An Afterthought; Glossary; Appendices Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III; Appendix IV. Appendix V Two Sample Summer Forays (NER Extracts Only)Appendix VI Railways Across the Pennines; Appendix VII Preserved Railways in the North East of England; Sources; About the Author; Copyright.

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Keith Widdowson visited the North Eastern Region on over 400 occasions during the final 18 months of steam. Most of the locomotives were neglected, filthy, prone to failure and often only kept going due to the skills of the crew. The ever-dwindling numbers became corralled within the industrialised heartland of Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield and Normanton. Here he recalls that beyone era, stalking the endangered 'Iron Horses' in their final habitats. He was often far from alone in his quest. The ""Haulage-bashing"" fraternity often congregated, lemming like, on the early morning mail trains, the h.

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