Railway Workshops

Railway Workshops

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Railway workshops began in the north of England as small engineering concerns building the engines that powered early railways such as the Stockton and Darlington. Once the railway companies had become firmly established, they began to set up their own engineering workshops to build and maintain not only locomotives but also carriages, wagons and all manner of other equipment. Locations such as Crewe, Derby, Doncaster, Eastleigh and Swindon soon became famous as 'railway towns', with new communities growing up alongside the extensive railway workshops to house the thousands of workers and their families. In this illustrated introduction, Tim Bryan explores the development, heyday and decline of British railway workshops, and examines their legacy today.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 147.32 x 203.2 x 5.08mm | 113.4g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 b/w; 25 col
  • 0747812012
  • 9780747812012
  • 671,248

About Tim Bryan

Tim Bryan spent twenty-one years working as curator at the GWR and STEAM museums in Swindon and is now Head of Collections at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon. He is the author of many articles on railway and heritage topics and ten books, including 'The Great Western Railway' and 'Railways in Wartime' for Shire.show more

Table of contents

Introduction / A Brief History / Independent Railway Builders / Building Locomotives / Carriages, Wagons and Infrastructure / Railway Towns / Places to Visit / Further Reading / Appendix: Workshops and Manufacturers in 1925 / Indexshow more