Thorne,Hatfield Moors - Peat Railways by Adrian Booth Yorkshire industrial rail
Description: Pictorial Hardback 7 x 10 inches tall,Lavishly illustrated with old B&W photos and maps throughout.
Thorne and Hatfield Moors are located in Yorkshire, to the east of Doncaster and south of Goole. Peat working has been undertaken in the area for hundreds of years, starting with localised cutting for home fires and small scale trade. An organised industry then developed, with half a dozen principal works selling mainly peatbased animal litter; whilst the present day mechanised industry produces horticultural compost at the two remaining modern works. Narrow gauge railways have been used for over one hundred years to transport peat from moors to mill and this book tells the story; with a historical survey; 143 photographs, and 17 specially drawn maps.