Leicester and Swannington Railway

Leicester and Swannington Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Leicester and Swannington Railway was one of England's first railways, being opened on July 17, 1832 to bring coal from pits in west Leicestershire to Leicester. The construction of the railway was a pivotal moment in the transport history of East Midlands, which was characterised by fierce rivalry between the coalmasters of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. Through the latter half of the eighteenth century, the Leicestershire miners, using horses and carts, had been at a disadvantage compared to those in Nottinghamshire, who had access to the Erewash Canal and the Soar Navigation. In 1794 the latter was extended to Leicester. A branch - the Charnwood Forest Canal - opened up the Leicester trade but, in 1799, part of it collapsed, closing it.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135761862
  • 9786135761863