The Middleton Railway Volume 2: Six Decades of Preservation
An account of the first six decades of them life of the Middleton Railway as one of Britain’s heritage railways told by a member of the Railway who was involved in much of this history.
The book tells the story of how a group of volunteers took an absolutely worm out industrial railway without even a garden shed as covered accommodation, to the thriving heritage railway of today with well-maintained track, museum and display hall, comprehensively equipped workshops and running and carriage sheds.
It is a remarkable story populated by some equally remarkable characters of whom the most noteworthy was the redoubtable R. F. (Fred) Youell who was the driving force behind the saving of the Middleton Railway in 1960.
This hardback book is comprehensively illustrated using many previously unpublished pictures.