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Stenlake Publishing - The Harton Electric Railway

The Harton Electric Railway

Author : W. J. Hatcher
ISBN : 9780853614579
Cover : hardback
Price : £14.95

The Harton Electric Railway (located in South Shields on Tyneside) must surely be one of Britain’s most remarkable railways! Built to transport coal from pits to straiths on the River Tyne for shipment, using overhead electric traction, this highly successful system operated for more than 80 years. Although the railway has been covered in numerous magazine articles over the years this is the first major history to be written about this unique railway. The book covers from 1908 when the line was first electrified using German-built Siemens overhead electric locomotives until the system’s closure in 1989. There are drawings of the locomotives and rolling stock, along with maps, 10 track planners and other ephemera.

A5 format, 200 pages.

The Harton Electric Railway
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