Railway Tales Ilkeston and District in the Age of Steam

Ilkeston and District in the Age of Steam - Railway Tales

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Ilkeston and District in the Age of Steam - Railway Tales

by Grant Shaw and Paul Miller, Foreward by Pete Waterman, Published by Ilkeston History Society 2012 and now Out-of-Print and unavailable

Paperback , NEW copy,  The Erewash Valley changed enormously after the arrival in 1847 of the railways, which were to affect every aspect of local life. Until 1947 there were seven railway stations in or near Ilkeston: by 1969 there were none, as the wasteful duplication of routes was trimmed and heavy industry vanished .

This is the story of why the railways came, how they affected local folk, and how they disappeared so quickly and completely. Ironically, in 2015 Ilkeston is set to get a brand new station. The story is told in local recollections and cuttings, with over 100 photos and other illustrations, many not seen before. The foreword is by railway enthusiast Pete Waterman.

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