Author:   Grant Shaw & Paul Miller

Published:   2012
Edition:   Paperback
Pages:   182
Condition:   New
Genre:   Midland Railway (MR)

Status:   In Stock


Railway Tales Ilkeston and District in the Age of Steam by Grant Shaw and Paul Miller. The Erewash Valley changed enormously after the railways arrived in 1847. They affected every aspect of local peoples’ lives. Until 1948 there were seven railway stations within a mile or so of Ilkeston’s borough border. By 1969 there were none.

This is the story of why and how the railways came, how they affected local people and how they came to disappear so completely.

Features the GNR Friargate line, GNR Heanor branch, GNR Stanton branch, MR Babbington branch, MR Ilkeston branch, MR Mapperley branch, plus the Bennerley Viaduct.

Over 100 photographs and illustrations, many not previously published.