Authored by David Joy, the well-known railway historian and writer, the book is aimed at those who want to learn more about the railways in the County of Cumbria. With its comprehensive coverage of the history of Cumbrian railways, it will also be of interest to the more knowledgeable student of our local railways.
Each railway line is covered, from the main trunk lines running through the County to the smaller railways that went to make up the network of lines serving local communities and businesses. The Industrial lines that served the County also receive comprehensive coverage.
Basic information on the building of the railways and their subsequent development is included and each section is profusely illustrated by photographs and detailed maps.
The book is topped off with a detailed bibliography for those that want to learn more.