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The London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Volume three Leeds to Carlisle

by Stanley C. Jenkins | 14 January 2016
Category: Transports
Synopsis
LEEDS to CARLISLE - The line from Leeds to Carlisle furnished the Midland Railway with an independent route to Scotland, in opposition to the rival London & North Western line. The railway extends for 113 miles, the easternmost sections having been constructed by the Leeds & Bradford and 'Little' North Western railways, while the spectacular northwards continuation from Settle to Carlisle was built by the Midland. Opened in 1875, the Settle & Carlisle line was built at a relatively late date by an imperial nation at the height of its power, and the infrastructure exemplifies Victorian construction techniques at their most confident. There are no less than 25 viaducts, together with 85 overbridges, 130 underbridges and 13 tunnels - the massive arched viaducts having an imperial grandeur that echoes the splendours of ancient Rome. Although it has been threatened with closure at various times, the Settle & Carlisle route remains in operation as part of the national rail system, and it is now regarded as a tourist attraction in its own right.
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Synopsis
LEEDS to CARLISLE - The line from Leeds to Carlisle furnished the Midland Railway with an independent route to Scotland, in opposition to the rival London & North Western line. The railway extends for 113 miles, the easternmost sections having been constructed by the Leeds & Bradford and 'Little' North Western railways, while the spectacular northwards continuation from Settle to Carlisle was built by the Midland. Opened in 1875, the Settle & Carlisle line was built at a relatively late date by an imperial nation at the height of its power, and the infrastructure exemplifies Victorian construction techniques at their most confident. There are no less than 25 viaducts, together with 85 overbridges, 130 underbridges and 13 tunnels - the massive arched viaducts having an imperial grandeur that echoes the splendours of ancient Rome. Although it has been threatened with closure at various times, the Settle & Carlisle route remains in operation as part of the national rail system, and it is now regarded as a tourist attraction in its own right.
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Product Details

ISBN - 9781445643861
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 14/01/2016
Categories - All, Books, Travel and Transport, Transport, Transports
No. of Pages - 128
Weight - 424
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 0
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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