Kendal Tommy - A History of the Arnside-Hincaster Branch


In effect, a cut-off from the Furness Railway’s Barrow to Carnforth line, and the LNWR’s main line to Carlisle, this ‘branch’ came into being as the merchants of Kendal wanted to keep an outlet to Morecombe Bay for commercial reasons. 

Later the line came into its own for the transfer of coal and iron ore between West and East, but generally led a fairly uneventful life until the end of passenger services in 1963.

A lot of detail on the initial proposals for the line, but an equal amount on the lines, stations, signalling and services. Well illustrated with B&W photos, and excellent maps. 95 page, well produced A4 paperback.