During the 1990s, the author made a point of photographing the collieries and power stations of that era and the trains that moved the coal, and so amassed a large collection of photographs. Being Worksop-based through his railway career, he is able to describe a potted history of Worksop Depot which opened in 1991, commencing with a brief look at the area in the late 1980s and into the 1990s.
The run-up to the privatisation of the railways is followed by the new freight companies which brought changes in coal operations, before the wholesale decline in coal production. There are images taken in the Nott’s, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Leicestershire, and Staffordshire coalfields. Brief descriptions of each colliery and power station illustrated are given, with maps to show their location, along with power station track diagrams, tables, and coal plans to show where power station coal originated.
The book concludes with a few instances of locations that Worksop-based drivers served. 256pp, illus.