A rail enthusiast has compiled a photographic history of steam locomotives in Hyndburn.
Ian Bartlett, 63, spent 18 months researching and compiling images of trains for his new book titled ‘Adieu Accrington’ which focuses on the period from the 1950s to the early 1970s.
The retired BT worker said he hopes the book will give a ‘pictorial insight’ into Accrington’s triangular railway junction up the demolition of the south end of Accrington station.
He said: “With connections to the east, west and south there is so much to be seen in and around the station.
“With this selection of images I have attempted to bring into focus the interesting architecture of the buildings and layout.
“My photographic research has been extensive and exhaustive and at times difficult.
“Despite this there are many previously unseen images and the book incorporates those used in broader publications that have dedicated only a small chapter to Accrington.”
The former Spring Hill junior school and Rhyddings pupils, who lived in the borough for 40 years before moving to Chorley, added: “I think it is important to document for future generations the different phases that shape our towns change and development.
“I hope these photographs convey a feel of the times to the reader, providing a snapshot of an era that will never be realised again.”
- The book is available to buy from Clive’s Barbers on Abbey Street in Accrington priced £12.