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Author:   David Joy

Published:   2021
Edition:   Hardback
Pages:   128
Condition:   New
Genre:   Special Offers

Status:   In Stock

Synopsis

Piercing the Pennines: Heroic Railways Linking Lancashire and Yorkshire by David Joy.

Lancashire and Yorkshire led Britain and the world into the industrial revolution, yet were long cut off by the Pennine chain. The railway age finally brought the two counties together and ensured the continued growth of Manchester as Britain’s second city. It was linked to Leeds and Sheffield by a series of heroic railway tunnels, three of which were successively the longest in the world when completed in the 1840s.

Often taken for granted, this book portrays them as extraordinary achievements against seemingly insuperable odds that deserve the fullest recognition. These pages look not just at the tunnels and the men who created them but also at how lines built through them connected key stations either side of the Pennines.