Midland Railway Outpost (Lancaster – Morecambe – Heysham) : Martin Bairstow


Willowherb Publishing

112 Pages

189 x 240 mm

1 in stock



A nostalgic look back at the railway and shipping operations in the Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham area, including its pioneering and unique electric trains.
In 1904, Heysham gave the Midland Railway a more direct route to Belfast, which it had been seeking for over 50 years.
Coverage begins at Wennington where trains from Leeds were split into Morecambe and Carnforth portions. We then continue along the Midland’s main line through Hornby, Caton, and Halton to Lancaster (Green Ayre), Morecambe (Promenade) and Heysham, before featuring a variety of ships on services to Belfast and the Isle of Man.
The post-1966 route via Carnforth is also followed to the much-changed former Midland Railway outpost at Heysham. This full-colour album will bring back many memories for those who travelled by train to Morecambe for their holidays – or ventured across the Irish Sea from the Port of Heysham.