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Development of Marple

 Title: The Railways of Marple and District from the Earliest Days to 2015

Author: Warwick Burton M.A. CantabFront Cover Warwick Burton

A4 book, 74 pages of semi-gloss paper, maroon coloured cover of coated thin card

Price: Sold originally at £15.99, and is now available at the reduced price of £5

ISBN Number: 978 0 9507288 4 1

Warwick died in 2015, not long after completing a new version of his 1980 'Railways of Marple and District From 1794.’ This comprehensive revision and updating entitled 'Railways of Marple and District from the earliest days to 2015' was published to coincide with the Marple 150 Festival in 2015, celebrating 150 years since the railways came to Marple.

Contents:

  • 1 - The Dawn of the Railway Age 1794-1845
  • 2 - The Railway comes to Marple 1845-1868
  • 3 - Enter the Midland 1845-1872
  • 4 - Marple’s Expansion 1872-1889
  • 5 - The Macclesfield Bollington and Marple Railway 1863-1910
  • 6 - Fin de Siècle: Marple’s Heyday 1890-1898
  • 7 - Marple By-passed: 1898-1911
  • 8 - A Changing World: 1911-1939
  • 9 - World War II and Nationalisation: 1939-1961
  • 10 - The Beeching Era: 1962-1970
  • 11 - Marple Rebuilt: 1970
  • 12 - The Turn of the Tide: 1970-1980
  • 13 Railways of Marple 1980-2015