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How They Built the Settle-Carlisle Railway

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Book details

Paperback:
48 pages
Publisher:
Castleberg
Language:
English
ISBN:
1871064031

Book description

(this title is now out of print only available whilst current stocks last)

When, in the 1870s, the Midland Railway planned to take a direct share in the lucrative Scottish traffic by building a line from Settle to Carlisle, the engineers had to contend with high hills, deep valleys, a geological porridge called ‘boulder clay’, a rainfall of over 100 inches a year, high winds, lingering snow and a fickle labour force.

How They Built the Settle-Carlisle Railway by W R Mitchell is unusual in that the text is made up of contemporary notes and comments. Words penned in the 1870s come ringing down the years..

Sadly Mr W R Mitchell died on 7th October 2015…

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W R Mitchell

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