The Syston and Peterborough railway – Peter Smith

The Syston and Peterborough Railway by Peter Smith: The Midland Railway cross country line described and illustrated.

Peter Smith has put together a thorough book devoted to a long neglected line. The book describes and illustrates the Midland Railway cross country line between Syston and Peterborough, with photographs, track plan and building drawings. Opened between 1846 and 1848 this was an early route with distinctive architecture and many of the smaller stations were so little used that they remained largely unchanged until they closed. Happily the line is still open and busier than ever, particularly with freight traffic. This is the first book devoted entirely to this railway which has been undeservedly overlooked for so long.