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Cromford Station - A History : ISBN 978-0-9562706-0-3
by Glynn Waite (Arkwright Society).
Published 2009 - 80 pages, illustrated, maps.
A4 - Softback : £11.95 from bookstores, £13.30 (mail order)

Glynn Waite was born at Cromford in 1943. Over the years he has researched the history of railway operations in the area – and the Midland Railway in general – in considerable detail. Glynn had made contributions to many railway publications and was the editor of the Midland Railway Society's Journal from 1996 to 2006. In recent times he has written a number of publications about Rowsley and in 2007 the well-researched work Charles Burling : Railway Signalman of Cromford.

Glynn is a member of the Arkwright Society’s Steering Committee that has been overseeing the renovation of the Downside building at Cromford Station. All profits from the book’s sale will be donated to that project.

The book extends to 80 pages (including covers) and contains 124 illustrations and 17 tables. It comprises 12 chapters, each covering a chronological period in the station’s history. These are:

Historical Background
The MBM&MJR – Inception to Opening
The Line is Opened – The Early Years
The Line is Leased : 1852 – 1863
The Midland Spreads its Wings : 1864 – 1871
The “New” Station
Traffic Trends and Other Events : 1875 – 1913
The First World War to the Grouping : 1914 – 1922
The London, Midland & Scottish Railway : 1923 – 1947
Nationalisation : 1948 – 1994
The Station and its Buildings in Recent Times

In addition, there are 8 appendices, as under:

A – The Construction of the Line : Willersley Tunnel Accidents
B – 1854 Passenger Train Services
C – 1858 Passenger Train Services
D – 1863 Passenger Train Services
E – Cromford Station : Passengers, Receipts and Expenses (1872 – 1922)
F – Coaching Department Staff on Cromford Station Paybill 1855 to 1908
G – Way & Works Dept. Staff Based at Cromford Whose Services Were Dispensed With in 1908
H – Way & Works Dept. Staff Based at – or Resident at – Cromford During WW1.

Copies of the book may also be obtained from the author - Glynn Waite, 113 Green Oak Road, Totley, Sheffield. S17 4FS.

Email Glynn.Waite (at) btinternet.com

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