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Eastern Main Lines

Scunthorpe to Doncaster

Including the Axholme Joint Railway plus the Whitton and Elsham Lines

ISBN:978 1 910356 34 0
First Published:31 August 2019
Authors:Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history



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The route runs over much level farmland, but unusually traverses a north-south outcrop of ironstone.

The resulting varied traffic is shown, including rail activity at one of the few remaining steelworks in Britain.



'Here is another valuable instalment in the Middleton Press series, which is building to eventually create the Ultimate Rail Encyclopaedia.'
(The Railway Magazine, November 2019)

'As usual, anyone contemplating making a model of any of the lines described will find this book of great value... Yet another ncessary addition to the bookshelf, and recommended.'
(British Railway Modelling, December 2019)

'Many very interesting pictures of railway scenes in and around Scunthorpe - covering a range of decades - feature in a lavishly illustrated new book devoted to local transport.'
(Scunthorpe Live, 12 September 2019)

'A new book featuring 120 stunning photographs of historic railway lines...  covers routes near Thorne and Goole with a focus on steelworks, and black and white images giving a glimpse into the past of travel by steam and pacer trains.'
(Epworth Times, 12 September 2019)  

'We suggest the Scunthorpe to Doncaster book will make a good Christmas present for a relative or friend who takes an interest in local history or transport. Authors Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith have done a very fine job sourcing many interesting pictures from the past and adding informative text, maps and timetables.'
(Nigel Fisher, 6th September 2019,

'An enjoyable book, well worth reading, and recommended, even without the nostalgic perspective.'
(National Railway Museum Review, No.170, Winter 2010/2020)


Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Elsham 1-3
Appleby (Lincs.) 4-6
Scunthorpe & Frodingham 7-9
Scunthorpe 10-16
Althorpe 17-19
Keadby 20-25
Crowle for Epworth & Belton 26-28
Crowle Central 29-31
Godknow Bridge 32
Medge Hall 33-34
Thorne South 35-39
Stainforth & Hatfield 40-43
Hatfield & Stainforth 44
Barnby Dun 45
Kirk Sandall 46-53
Doncaster 53-57, 59-62
Doncaster Central 58
Haxey Junction 63-64
Haxey Town 65-66
Epworth 67-70
Belton 72-73
Crowle AJR 74-77
Reedness Junction78-79
Eastoft 80
Luddington 81
Fockerby 82-84
Scunthorpe NLLR 85-88
Normanby Park 89
Flixborough Wharf 90
Winterton & Thealby 91-93
West Halton 94
Winteringham 95-97
Whitton NLLR 98
Scunthorpe Steel Works 99-120

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