Wigan Coalfield - The Industrial Railways Pt. 1 by J.A. Peden,
History of the industrial railways of Wigan coalfield spanning more than two hundred years, from the short horse worked tram roads of the latter half of the seventeenth century, to the almost total demise of the colliery railways in the 1970's and 80s. This is volume one covering the area south and west of Wigan.