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Branch Lines Around Spalding Hardcover – 23 May 2009

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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Middleton Press; 1st Edition edition (23 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906008523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906008529
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 1.2 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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By Justin Case TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Nov. 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book covers what most people think of as the start of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway system from Saxby Junction near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire through to Long Sutton in Lincolnshire.

There are 120 b/w photographs, primarily from the later years of the line (1950s) but with a sprinkling of earlier views, along with plenty of maps and a few timetables. Every station and many of the other features of the route are shown. The coverage of the closure in the late 1950s is especially poignant.

What I like about the book so much is that it's not just photographs of locomotives. Many of the photos have no rolling stock in them and are all the better for it. You get a real sense of the character of the line, especially the remoteness of some of the locations shown. Imagining what it must have been like to work at, say, North Drove (photo 37) in the middle of winter, you can almost feel the biting easterly wind.

The author provides a very readable introduction and detailed captions to the pictures. Given his lifelong connections with the Joint, they are incisive and naturally very accurate.

The locations included are as follows:

Bourne
Castle Bytham
Clay Lake
Counter Drain
Cuckoo Junction
Edmondthorpe (& Wymondham)
Fleet
Gedney
Holbeach
Long Sutton
Moulton
North Drove
Saxby
South Witham
Spalding
Twenty
Welland Bank
Weston
Whaplode

All the Middleton Press books about the line are worth buying, and for me as it covers the part nearest to where I live, this is one of the most interesting.

Highly recommended.
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