Book Description

The Direct London to Manchester Railway with a branch to Crewe. A series of plans and sections by Rennie, Rastrick and Remington printed and published by Arrowsmith 1845: the Manchester to Crewe Railway Plans. The plans are in their original half leather binding size 73 by 43 cm. which has been repurposed to contain the fifteen maps from Manchester to Crewe. All are on paper size 72 by 43 cm., and all but one have contemporary hand-colouring. A.Manchester maps: 1.A plan of the Manchester terminus on a scale of 6 chains to the inch. This is the only uncoloured map in the set and it provides an overview of the plans for the city; 2.A plan showing the planned junction with the line to the main new station at Windmill Street, including an area around Clarendon and Chester Streets; 3.Oxford Street, Zara Street and Brook Street to Portland Street with the River Medlock, the canal and the proposed Manchester South Junction and Altringham (?) Railway. Maps 2 and 3 are on a scale of one and half chains to the inch and, like the rest of the maps, are hand-coloured. B.The route from Manchester to Crewe: Twelve maps on a scale of 6 chains to the inch.The original page numbering begins here. 1.Upper Tean Township and the Parishes of Checkley and Cheadle to Draycott in the Moors; 2.Continuation via Blith Marsh to the Blith Bridge and the Township of Normicote; 3.Continuation to the Township of Weston Coney including a 380 yard tunnel; 4.Weston Coney with Cinderhill House to Lane Delph and the Parish of Fenton Vivian; 5.Fenton and a continuation across the Trent and Mersey Canal with a 396 yard viaduct across the Trent; 6.Basford Brook and Etruria (both small undeveloped villages) to Longport, with the line running close to the Fowlea Brook. Includes the Trent and Mersey Canal; 7.Continuation from the Parish of Burslem to the Parish of Audley; 8.Continuation via a 352 yard tunnel and Woodshute colliery to Church Lawton, Bull Lane and Red Bull Wharf on the Trent and Mersey Canal; 9.Continuation to the Township of Alsager; 10.Alsager Mere to the Township of Haslington; 11.Continuation towards Crewe; 12.Crewe School to Crewe Station, with the Grand Junction, Manchester and Birmingham and the Chester and Crewe Railways. Includes various works and sidings related to the railways.
Author Rennie
Date 1845
Binding Half leather
Publisher Arrowsmith
Condition Good to VG
Pages 16

Price: £750.00

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