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Barrow-in-Furness and its Railway

By Michael Andrews

HERE is a superb piece of railway history.

Michael Andrew's research into the origins and life of the Furness Railway are the core of this book.

His original study paper was the 2003 Cumbrian Railways Association publication The Furness Railway in and around Barrow, which forms the basis for this book.

Crewe, Swindon and Derby are the really famous 'railway towns' - but to that list should be added Barrow since it owes its origins to the Furness Railway. In 1846 when the Furness Railway reached Barrow it was little more than a tiny settlement of 150 or so people. A generation later it had become a large municipal

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