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Shed Side on Merseyside in the Last Days of Steam

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Shed Side on Merseyside in the Last Days of Steam


In the 1950s Merseyside was a Mecca for steam enthusiasts; over 400 locomotives were allocated to the seven depots that serviced Liverpool and Birkenhead. This book provides a nostalgic look at the steam locomotive depots of the area from the post-war years to the end of steam, when it was the centre of commercial and maritime business. For the enthusiast, these sheds were places of magic, where giants of steam could be viewed at close range; for those who worked there, the experience was somewhat different as poor equipment and long shifts were commonplace. Kenn Pearce spent his youth in Liverpool and nearby Widnes, where his interest was aroused in British Railways in the late 1950s. Together with like-minded schoolmates, he explored the grimy, sulphurous but enchanting 'steam sheds' that serviced locomotives in and around Merseyside.

Additional Information

Stock Code: HP048.0
Author: Pearce K
ISBN13: 9780752460482
Height(mm): 248
Width(mm): 172
Page Count: 192
Publication Date: 30 Jun 2011
Publication Status: Out of print
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