Why did Telford need railways? Shropshire was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution in England. The railways provided a way of getting raw materials into the works and finished products to market, and the network grew steadily with the industries of the time; mining. brick and tile making, iron smelting and forging. Author David Clarke covers the history of the railway network and lines in Telford, from its early industrial beginnings to the present day. The book examines the importance of the coal and engineering industries to the region, and covers the rolling stock, signals, signal boxes and locomotive depots of the network. It details the variety of traffic that was generated in the area and traffic passing through. It also gives details never before published of the workings in and out of Hollinswood Yard.
Railways of Telford by David Clarke
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About the author
David Clarke is a retired IT professional who has written a number of books on railways as well as a book on Hinckley Triumphs for Crowood. A former resident of Telford, he has had an interest in the railways of the area for over fifty years. He has an ongoing project building a model of Trench Sidings, which is close to where he used to live.
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