Hartlepool Railways

Hartlepool Railways
£14.99
Rated 0/5
0 Reviews | Write Review >

Without the railway, the Hartlepool of today would be very different.
Price £14.99
Format Paperback
Pages 128
Author George Smith
Publisher Amberley
ISBN Number 9781445619156
Product Description
Without the railway, the Hartlepool of today would be very different. The present town of Hartlepool is really an amalgamation of what local people call Old Hartlepool and West Hartlepool; the latter not existing before the arrival of railways. The railway and dock complex, created by rivals George Stephenson and Sir John Rennie, grew up in a way that reflected the rivalry between the two towns. The first Hartlepool railway was created at the beginning of the railway age. At the height of the town's prosperity, there were nearly 200 miles of working railway within the dock complex alone, and this book covers the rise and gradual decline of this system. The railways have witnessed a number of significant events, such as the bombardment of Hartlepool by German warships during the First World War and the devastation caused to the docks and railways during the Second World War. Hartlepool Railways records the history of Hartlepool from its pre-railway origins as a medieval port through to the present day. The book draws on numerous sources, including the Robert Wood collection at the Hartlepool Museum, Hartlepool Library, the Teesside Record Office, and the National Railway Museum at York and Shildon.

Customers who bought this product also purchased

RAILWAY MODELLING SKILLS
£22.00
Do you enjoy running model trains but want to improve your layout? Do you want...[more]
View  Buy
  • Contact Us
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1299 823330
  • Postal Address:

    Bookworld Wholesale Ltd
    Unit 10 Hodfar Road
    Sandy Lane Industrial Estate
    Stourport-On-Severn
    Worcestershire
    DY13 9QB
Find Us Find Us
PayPal Payments
Secure Credit Card Payments
  • Secure Credit Card Payments
  • Secure Credit Card Payments
  • Secure Credit Card Payments
  • Secure Credit Card Payments
  • Secure Credit Card Payments
  • Secure Credit Card Payments
Copyright © 2018 Bookworld Wholesale Ltd - eCommerce Web Design by eShopFitters