Books: The Wigan Branch Railway, inc Springs Branch and Bamfurlong Jct Railway

The Wigan Branch Railway by Dennis Sweeney. The history of the first railway to reach Wigan in 1832 from a junction with the Liverpool & Manchester Railway at Parkside. Although only 7 miles long to Wigan's first station at Chapel Lane, it would eventually become an integral part of the W.C.M.L.A full history is provided through the North Union, L&NW, L.M.S, B.R. and into privatisation in the 1990s. Also features the Springs Branch route opened in 1838 and thePlatt Bridge and Bamfurlong Junctions Railway and a separate chapter on Springs Branch Shed. Plus line maps diagrams etc and four page pull out of Wigan North Western c1941. 240 b&w illustrations. Size, 210mm x 260mm ISBN978-09550030-3-5RRP £28.00