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A Pennine Pioneer - The History of the Summit Railway TunnelCode:
A Pennine Pioneer - The History of the Summit Railway Tunnel by
Allen Holt, A4, 90pp.
The book gives a detail description of the building of the trans-Pennine Railway and Tunnel from its idea in 1825, the signing of the Contract to build in 1837, to the final opening in 1841. The contents include, in great detail, the Construction of the line Manchester to Littleborough; Locomotives, Construction of Tunnels, George Stephenson’s Report; The Navvies who worked on the Railway’s and the Tunnels. Also mentions accidents, illnesses and a fire in the Tunnel.
There are 35 photographs covering various aspects of the work, and maps covering the Manchester and Leeds Railway Routes.Original price £9.95