The Furness Railway
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A thorough account of the Furness Railway. Fully illustrated with half tone and colour photographs with a range of maps and drawings from archive resources.
Detailed research undertaken by railway enthusiast Dr Michael Andrews before his death in 2010 has been prepared for publication by a group of his friends.
The book includes many photos of valuable contemporary items loaned from the archive of the notable Barrow photographer Edward Sankey.
Material has also generously been made available from the Cumbrian Railways Association’s photographic collection, from the Barrow Record Office and the Dock Museum at Barrow. Hitherto unpublished extracts from the Diaries of William Cavendish, the 7th Duke of Devonshire, which throw much light of the evolution of the infant Railway, are included by permission of the Chatsworth Estate.
The book does justice to the 50 years of endeavour contained within it and is a suitable tribute to the author, Michael Andrews.
212mm x 302mm hardback
Black & white photographs, some colour