The authors take the reader on a journey from the railways at the eastern suburbs of Carlisle,
towards the Bog Road Junction on the goods lines.
On the way we see rare areas of Carlisle's yards and sidings.
The photos are numerous and generally big as the book is bigger than A4, and the detailed text contains information I have not read elsewhere.
If I could find one very minor criticism within the book, l would have liked to have seen the sites of the Carlisle signal boxes marked on the plan on page 1.
Otherwise this book and the further volumes which will complete the coverage of what was an extensive railway layout, have to be seen as the publications that Carlisle has needed on its railways for a long time.
Review by J. Hunter
This is the first in a series of books which will provide a comprehensive picture of the vast network of railway line which developed in Carlisle in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The lines are illustrated with maps and diagrams and a superb range of photographs.
Review by Stephen Matthews