All Books
Recollections
Past and Present
Past and Present companions
Railway Heritage
Railway Modelling
Maritime Heritage
Road Transport
General Interest
Cumha Collection



Title   
Author



You can download a PDF copy of the catalogue by clicking on this text






 

Exploring the Lake District With the Furness Railway Tours

ISBN: 9781857944419
Published: 24-10-2015
Format: Hardback
Availability: New Title Now available
Author: David Mather
Number of pages: 160

Price: £30.00

Based on the 1905 programme of tours, this fully illustrated book allows the reader to retrace all of them as closely as possible. Today some can still be followed by bus, lake and rail including the steam-operated Lakeside & Haverthwaite heritage line allowing the visitor to abandon the car and enjoy the superb scenery in comfort with someone else at the wheel! Sadly, with the closure of some railway branch lines and bus routes, other tours have to be undertaken by car.

Details:

At the end of the 19th century the Furness Railway's local and traditional freight traffic was in decline; if the railway was to have a future, it would depend on its passenger train services and steamer routes. But the company possessed one more vital asset in its struggle for survival on its doorstep was the unexploited splendour of the English Lake District.
At the turn of the century the Furness companys new pioneering and innovative Secretary and General Manager, Alfred Aslett, wasted no time in exploiting the hitherto untapped potential for tourism. Soon 20 rail, coach and steamer tours were in operation in an area crying out for an integrated travel network to allow the well-off Victorian visitor to experience the stunning landscape. To promote this venture, the railway commissioned a series of colourful postcards, many of which are reproduced in these pages.
Based on the 1905 programme of tours, this fully illustrated book allows the reader to retrace all of them as closely as possible. Today some can still be followed by bus, lake and rail including the steam-operated Lakeside & Haverthwaite heritage line allowing the visitor to abandon the car and enjoy the superb scenery in comfort with someone else at the wheel! Sadly, with the closure of some railway branch lines and bus routes, other tours have to be undertaken by car.
Whether using public transport or car, full directions and suggested timetables are given for each tour to enable today's Lake District visitor to do a bit of 'time travel' and experience the many breathtaking sights that were seen possibly for the first time by the enterprising Victorian traveller more than a century ago.

Ordering information:

Post & Packing:UK customers: Please add 10% (minimum £1.50, maximum £4.00).Orders over £40 value are sent post-free. Overseas: please add 20% (minimum £2.00). Orders over £100 please add 10%.All orders are securely packed in purpose-made cardboard wrappers.

Delivery: We endeavour to despatch all available items within two working days of receipt of your order. However, please allow 14 days for delivery to UK addresses - longer overseas.  Where an item is not yet available or is temporarily out of stock we will where possible advise you of the anticipated date of despatch. Where an item is no longer available we will advise and refund accordingly.

Payment: We accept: Visa/Mastercard and Maestro cards. Sterling cheques drawn on a UK bank and British Postal Orders.

All items are offered subject to availability; prices, specifications and publication dates where given are correct at time of printing but are subject to change without notice.