Railways and Tramways in the City of Leeds -

Railways and Tramways in the City of Leeds



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This book provides the first comprehensive look at rail in the City of Leeds from its beginnings in 1834 to the present day. It examines both passenger and freight traffic in and around the city, from the growth and development of early railways and tramways through to the subsequent decline, the abandonment of the tramways in 1959 and the savage Beeching cuts of the 1960s. Post-war transport planning is highlighted, demonstrating the bias in favour of road building. Happily, the present-day resurgence of railways is beginning to turn the tide. Among the many topics covered are: Train services: local, inter-city and regional, together with named trains, excursions and specials; Locomotives and rolling stock; Freight depots, sidings and services; Made in Leeds: a survey of Leeds locomotive and railway manufacturers; Leeds city centre railway stations old and new; A-Z of suburban Leeds railway stations with sketch plans; Trams and railways in wartime; Operating staff; Railway infrastructure: bridges, tunnels, gradients, junctions, level crossings, signals and signal boxes; Transport policies since 1945; Failed schemes; Accidents; and, the industrial heritage of Leeds and preservation schemes.

Product code: 9781857943337

ISBN 9781857943337
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H238xW172
Series Road Transport Heritage
No. Of Pages 160
Publisher Mortons Media Group
Offers a comprehensive history of railways and tramways in Leeds from their beginnings in 1834 to the present day. This title describes all stations in and around the city, with sketch plans, and also covers freight services, railway infrastructure, Leeds locomotive manufacturers, failed schemes, and the city's preserved industrial heritage.