£29.99

Author:   John Dixon

Published:   2018
Edition:   Paperback
Pages:   128
Condition:   New
Genre:   Midland Railway (MR)

Status:   In Stock

Synopsis

Tewkesbury’s Two Forgotten Railways by John Dixon. For a hundred years, Tewkesbury was served by two railways, part of the myriad network of branch lines that proliferated in Britain during the nineteenth century.

John Dixon unlocks the story of Tewkesbury’s part in the Railway Age, the machines that epitomised the age of steam and their influence on the little-known industries of a market town. We also discover the influence of those who developed the town’s railway and the lives of the townspeople who were employed over the years.

Chapters

The Railway from Bristol to Birmingham 1842-45
Tewkesbury’s First Forgotten Railway 1838-64
Tewkesbury’s Second Forgotten Railway 1864-1914
Strategic Importance within the Midland Empire 1864-1914
The Inexorable Decline of Tewkesbury’s Railways 1914-1964
The Railways – their Forgotten Workers and Locos
Life after Death 1961-2018