The Settle-Carlisle Railway by Paul Salveson
Dr Paul Salveson worked on the Settle-Carlisle line as a goods guard in the 1970s when he was based at Blackburn. In a forty-five year railway career he moved from being a guard and signalman to senior management. He is now a visiting professor at the universities of Bolton and Huddersfield, convenor of the Rail Reform Group, chair of the Bolton Station Community Development Partnership, Honorary patron of the Railway Employees’ Passenger Transport Association and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. In this book, which is lavishly illustrated with many historic photographs and also fascinating images of the current scene, he covers the history of the line and its construction, locomotives which worked on it railway people past and present, accidents, the threat of closure and the fight to save it, and the line today and its future prospects.
Softback, 204 pages, from Crowood Books.