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Great Northern Outpost: The Halifax, Thornton & Keighley Rai

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Great Northern Outpost: The Halifax, Thornton & Keighley Rai


The former Great Northern Railway routes linking Bradford, Halifax and Keighley via Queensbury were early casualties of the post war service cuts imposed by the British Transport Commission in its vain attempt to streamline the network and balance the books. Within a year of nationalisation in 1948, the 'Queensbury Lines,' as this network has become popularly known, had been identified as high on maintenance costs and low on passenger revenue. The writing was on the wall but services continued until May 1955 when all 11 intermediate stations lost their passenger trains. The more lucrative goods services continued for a few more years at some of the local depots before they too finally succumbed. The demise of the Queensbury Lines came too early for the advent of mainstream colour photography. However, diligent research over a period of more than 40 years has unearthed enough material to illustrate the last remaining vestiges of the Queensbury Lines network in colour for the first time.

Additional Information

Stock Code: WH781.0
Author: Whitaker A
ISBN13: 9780993567810
Height(mm): 245
Width(mm): 195
Page Count: 112
Publication Date: 7 May 2017
Publication Status: Out of print
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