Author:  Dave Richardson
Published:  2018
Format:  Paperback, 112 pages

Status:  In Stock



The Pilling Pig by Dave Richardson covers the whole history of the Garstang and Knott End Railway, a charismatic little line, from its independent days under the GKER and later the KER, through to the Grouping and then onward to nationalisation and up to closure of the final section in 1965.

There are numerous illustrations, with a wide range of maps showing the development of the stations, together with drawings of a selection of structures.

There are also many hitherto unpublished photographs of the line from a wide range of sources. As well as covering the general history of the railway, there are separate detailed chapters on the infrastructure and signalling, the goods and passenger services, the locomotives and rolling stock and finally the Preesall salt industry.