Steam Around the fells

This album vividly brings to life the great age of steam in the fells, by using some of the finest photographs available. Operating a railway day in and day out with steam traction was never easy and the fells of north-west England presented an additional huge natural obstacle. There were the fearsome gradients on the trans-Pennine route, including the 1,370 feet high Stainmore summit and the legendary 15-mile slog of the ‘Long Drag’ from Settle Junction to the boggy wastes of Blea Moor. The tortuous climb from Oxenholme to Grayrigg was a huge challenge to enginemen. Perhaps the best-known ascent was that up to Shap summit where the constant procession of heavy goods trains required assistance. Hence a railway community was established around the station and shed at Tebay, where banking locomotives were available around the clock. Bystanders were transfixed and terrified; bleating sheep ran for cover as locomotives passed by at walking pace, belching smoke high into the moorland air.
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SKU 454513
Product Name Steam Around the fells
Library reference 9781854144577
Publisher Capital Transport Publishing
Weight 1.000000
Format Hardback
pages 112
published May 2021
Author Michael Welch
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