Branch Lines

Branch Lines North of Grimsby

featuring Immingham

by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith

The main purpose of the branch has changed over the years from serving the Hull ferry to providing the link to Britain’s busiest freight dockland.

The variety of trains and sites is illustrated in detail, along with a diversity of maps and diagrams to aid orientation.



[Review on both Gainsborough to Sheffield and Branch Lines North of Grimsby:] 
'Lavishly illustrated with pictures from the steam and diesel eras, these books also contain very informative maps, together with many old timetables recalling an era when trains were the main form of public transport.'
(Nostalgia - Scunthorpe Telegraph, 4th October 2018)

'A personal favourite part of this book is the section on the Grimsby & Immingham Electric Railway.... This book incidentally explains the shift in cargoes to Immingham under the GCR project and the expansion of Grimsby for fish traffic.'
(The Railway Observer, April 2018, Vol. 88, No. 1070)

'The lesser known routes are often the great attraction in these books, and this is certainly the case here, with the Barton & Immingham Light Railway section particularly fascinating, as is that of Immingham Dock, which was always rather hard for the public to see at close quarters.'
(Steam World, Issue 365, November 2017)

Book Details

Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Branch Lines
Middleton Press Ltd
26 August 2017
240 x 174 mm
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Immingham Dock FC, 83-105
Grimsby Town 1-11
Great Coates 12-14
Healing 15-17
Stallingborough 18-22
Habrough 23-27
Ulceby 28-34
Thornton Abbey 35-37
Goxhill 38-41
New Holland 42-47, 68
New Holland Town 48-54
New Holland Pier 55-67
Barrow Haven 69-70
Barton on Humber 71-78
East Halton Halt 79-80
Killingholme Admiralty Platform 81a-81b
Grimsby District Light Railway 106
Grimsby & Immingham Electric Light Railway 107-120