Buy Friargate Line: Derby and the Great Northern Railway 1st Edition by Higginson, Mark (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(3). Friargate station opened for business in , four years after an Act of Parliament had been granted to the Great Northern Railway for its construction. Carving its way through the city, and causing the demolition of a large number of middle and working class housing and other properties, the construction had caused huge controversy throughout. I'm aware that there was a book printed in by Mark Higginson which would probably be ideal, but it seems to be unavailable. I was recently walking with my Dad along the Great Northern Greenaway on the old track bed through Breadsall. He is 80 this month and as a former railway employee, he has many memories of the line as it was. Situated within a 37 acre site linking Coventry Railway Station with the city’s retail core, Friargate if the most strategically significant mixed use scheme seen in Coventry for a generation. It is being undertaken by Friargate Coventry LLP – the development vehicle .
While researching my book The Friargate Line: Derby and the Great Northern Railway, published way back in , I came across reports of several such locos at Friargate and included two of these – A3 Robert the Devil and streamlined A4 Silver Fox – in the text. Subsequently, I received letters mentioning others. Friargate Railway Station (Derby). Duke Street sidings Branch (Andrew Handyside & Co). Handyside Bridge (includes four ° view and a film.) Breadsall Railway Station. West Hallam railway station. Here are some of the reference books I used to plot the route of Friargate line. The book continued: "Freight facilities were withdrawn from Friargate on September 4, and the line from Friargate northwards to Stanton Junction closed completely on May 6, ". Black 5s were the LMS Stanier 5MT s. The Standard 5s were effectively an updated version of the Black 5. Neither would be common at Friargate, but may well have made some visits, maybe on summer saturday services to North Wales, or freights to/from the connections at Eggington Junction with the LMS lines to Stoke & Burton, etc. LMS 4F , 8F and "Crab" 5MT s .
Shop for Books on Google Play. Browse the world's largest eBookstore and start reading today on the web, tablet, phone, or ereader. The Friargate Line: Derby and the Great Northern Railway. Mark Higginson. Golden Pingle, - Derby (England) - pages. The OR&L was arguably the most sophisticated narrow-gauge railroad in the United States or her territories. It boasted a double-track mainline and automatic block signals. During the ’s it offered 18 passenger train departures daily; at harvest season it ran up to seventy pineapple trains a day on ten-minute headways. During wartime it moved immense amounts of military supplies and manpower. Proposals for a bed hotel on land near Coventry railway station are being considered by the council’s planning department. The council recently granted developer Castlebridge Group a year lease on the Friargate site. Drawings of the future hotel will be displayed at Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, on Octo 4pm to pm. THE FRIARGATE LINE. by Mark Higginson. Published by Golden Pingle Publishing. 1st. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Derby and the Great Northern Railway. Large format. B/w photos. Wrapper is edge-creased and faded to spine. ISBN: X Stock no. Price £