which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell

George Stevenson's Crich Railway

The book "George Stevenson's Crich Railway" by Dr Bob Tebb and David H Smith (published in 2010) is an excellent reference and read for anyone interested in Crich history and heritage.

cover of tram book64 pages, full of photographs

Retail price £6.95 available from the Crich Tramway Museum Bookshop during opening hours or £8.00 including post and packing from the Museum Bookshop.

This book tells the story of the railway built by Stephenson which operated from 1841 to 1957. Its only purpose was to carry limestone from the quarry below Crich Stand to be built in the huge kilns at Ambergate. Full details are given of the construction of the line, the introduction of steam locomotives and eventually diesels.

It is fascinating account for anyone whose ancestors worked the quarry or lime-works or who has an interest in social and local history.

It is profusely illustrated by numerous photographs, most of which have never been published before. Railway enthusiasts will welcome the detailed drawings of the locomotives and rolling stock.

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