Spirit of the East Lancashire Railway (DPU10)

Spirit of the East Lancashire Railway


The Manchester, Bury and Rossendale Railway was established in 1844 to serve the cotton mills in the Irwell Valley.Two years later it became the East Lancashire Railway and that title lasted until 1859 when the company was absorbed into the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. Today the name lives on as the preservation society that has restored the section from Bury, to Rawtenstall in the heart of Rossendale at the northern end of the IrwellValley, and to Heywood in an easterly direction.The line passes over high viaducts, through long tunnels and along a wonderfully varied countryside where a legacy of industrial architecture is set amongst a landscape of busy market towns, quiet riverside woodland and grazing meadows, with rugged moorland fells above. In a relatively short preservation lifetime, assisted by the local authorities, the society has re-opened these lines, restored or totally rebuilt the infrastructure and created an attractive 12-mile long preserved railway. (DPU10)
  • Stock No
  • 64574
  • 9781906887667
  • Author
  • Mike & Karl Heath
  • Format
  • HB
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