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THE PILLING PIG
by Dave Richardson

A History of the Garstang and Knott End Railway


For our latest book we see the CRA moving out of Cumbria (if only slightly!) to turn its attention to the Garstang to Knott End branch.

The book covers the whole history of this charismatic little line, from its independent days under the GKER and later the KER, through to the Grouping and then onward to nationalisation and up to closure of the final section in 1965.

There are numerous illustrations, with a wide range of maps showing the development of the stations, together with drawings of a selection of structures.

There are also many hitherto unpublished photographs of the line from a wide range of sources. As well as covering the general history of the railway, there are separate detailed chapters on the infrastructure and signalling, the goods and passenger services, the locomotives and rolling stock and finally the Preesall salt industry.

Image: CRA Collection
Image: Manchester Locomotive Society
Image: Manchester Locomotive Society
Image: Ron Herbert Collection
112 pages, 71 photographs, 12 maps, 4 drawings; A4
Card cover
ISBN 978-0-9570387-6-9

Price £ 15.00