By Chris Littleworth
Covers: L&YR Central District Lines, Clifton to Bacup and Castleton to Bolton via Bury, Manchester (Irk Valley) to Radcliffe, Rochdale to Bacup and Branches.
This series is the definitive history of the signal boxes which controlled the running of trains on the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway and its successors up to the present day. This book is Part Two of the volume covering the lines North and West of Manchester. Part One is also available from the The L&YR Society.
The book starts with a detailed look at life in a signal box, the rules and regulations, pay rates and the operating procedures which kept the trains running safely.
The main section of the book records the history of each box including a signalling diagram, distances, opening times and closure dates where applicable. The book is profusely illustrated with over 140 beautifully reproduced photographs.
The book concludes with a history of signalling on the heritage East Lancashire Railway on which the author is a long standing member of the signalling team.
- A4 Format
- 148 pages
- Soft Covers
- Published by The L&YR Society
- ISBN: 978-0-9559467-6-9
- Price includes postage