Settle – Carlisle Steam: From Lineside To Footplate by Howard Routledge [Book]

Settle - Carlisle Steam: From Lineside To Footplate by Howard Routledge [Book]

SETTLE-CARLISLE STEAM: From Lineside To Footplate by Howard Routledge.

Howard Routledge is the renowned author of Steam City Carlisle, and in this new book he turns his attention to the steam operations on the Settle to Carlisle railway route during the 30 years following V2 ‘Green Arrow’s’ ground-breaking return of steam to the line in 1978.

This book takes a detailed look at steam operations on the Settle-Carlisle Railway since Green Arrow’s ground breaking venture in 1978.

In addition to offering an insight as to how steam workings have evolved during those thirty years, the book also contains many behind the scene images that the author was able to capture whilst working closely with steam on the line.

The author has been involved with these steam trains (such as Leander, Princess Margaret Rose and Duchess of Sutherland) and regularly works on the footplates of the locomotives involved, and he provides many behind the scenes images that are augmented by contributions from Dick Hardy and Mike Notley in addition to the inclusion of several previously unpublished colour images of BR’s final steam-hauled train (1T57) which traversed the route on the 11th August 1968.

Book Details:

  • 128 pages
  • Softback
  • 168 colour and 49 b/w photos

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