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Bolton to Preston
including Horwich Locomotive Works and the Ribble Steam Railway
by Tom Heavyside
This busy route across Lancashire links the important town of Bolton with the now city of Preston. Included is the railway town of Horwich, the home of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway locomotive works, and Preston Docks, today the base of the heritage Ribble Steam Railway.
'When he trudged round Horwich Works on June 26 1960 with his notebook, local youngster Tom Heavyside would never have imagined that the photographs he took would be published in a book that he would also write... Now, his deep knowledge of the area, his images taken over six decades and good use of language has turned this latest Middleton part work into something special.'
(Howard Johnston, Steam World, Issue 416, February 2022)
'There is much to be gleaned from the OS map extracts, notably railway infrastructure. The reviewer recalls the endless procession of Stanier and Fairburn 2-6-4Ts pulling surburban stock in and around Bolton. An important theme is the re-opening of stations at Lostock and Buckshaw Parkway and the opening of a new station at Horwich Parkway.'
(The Railway Observer, Vol.92 No.1119, May 2022)
'Photos show railways in their 20th century heyday, mostly 1950s and 1960s, plus some of the more contemporary railway scene.'
(Review - The Journal of the Friends of the National Railway Museum, No.180, Summer 2022)
'The section of photographs across the three volumes will appeal to both young and old alike.'
(SLS Journal, November/December 2022, No.938, Vol.98 - review on Liverpool to Runcorn, Bolton to Preston & Preston to Lancaster)
- Tom Heavyside
- Northern Lines
- Middleton Press Ltd
- 27 November 2021
- 240 x 174 mm
- 96 Pages
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history
|Horwich Parkway||FC, 24-26|
|Ribble Steam Railway||BC, 118-120|
|Bolton Trinity Street||1-6|
|Horwich Fork Junction||25-31|
|Horwich Locomotive Works||43-54|
|Chorley Royal Ordnance Factory||80-81|
|Farington Curve Junction||98-100|
|Port of Preston||111-117|