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Steam Around York & the East Riding by Mike Hitches

Steam Around York & the East Riding

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Steam Around York & the East Riding by Mike Hitches

Stronghold of the Romans, and later the Vikings, York was to become the powerbase of the infamous `Railway King', George Hudson, whose empire would eventually extend from the far north of England to the south and south-west. Today, York is the home of the National Railway Museum where many old steam locos are on display, along with diesel and electric types from Britain and abroad. Indeed, the NRM provides many of the steam locos operating excursion trains to Scarborough. In Steam Around York & the East Riding the glorious days of steam traction around York and the East Riding have been recaptured; the days when the railway was an important part of the infrastructure in the area and the trains were used by thousands of passengers for holidays to local seaside resorts and beyond, via the docks at Hull and Goole, as well as freight goods and shipping. Through a multitude of pictures furnished with informative captions from an acknowledged expert, the heyday and decline of the railways of York and the East Riding is explored in depth and the services, engines and locations of this remarkable industry are recorded for posterity.

About the Author

Mike Hitches is a prolific author, having written several railway and local interest books. His previously published work covers North Wales and the West Midlands as well as Scarborough and he has plans for further titles covering other areas in Yorkshire. Mike's local interest titles are mainly based in Wales but he is planning more for the North Yorkshire area. Mike lives in Filey, North Yorkshire.

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Publication date

1st January 2020


Mike Hitches

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Amberley Publishing


160 pages


Trains & railways: general interest
Local history



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