From hundreds of tape-recordings, made over a spell of 30 years, Bill Mitchell selects anecdotes that capture the spirit of the Settle-Carlisle, England’s most celebrated railway, and icon of Victorian engineering.
Read about Hangman’s Hut and the ghost of the Whistling Soldier, also about the signalman who was marooned for three days and three nights.
Read about ghosts, signalbox tales, enginemen’s experiences, and the many characters associated with the railway in this entertaining book.
The book is packed with black and white illustrations throughout (28 black/white photos and 27 sketches), which add to the mood of the book.
This is a great read for anyone interested in the history of the Settle to Carlisle line and the deep impact that its construction left engrained in the psyche of those who experienced this legendary railway.
- 116 pages
- Publish Date: Mon 18 Dec 2000