PLENTY of interest for Huddersfield readers in the new book from ex-railwayman Stephen Gay, author of Woodhead The Lost Railway.
This is a follow-up volume Through Kirton Tunnel and subtitled A railway journey from Sheffield to Cleethorpes - the steel city's nearest resort.
While Huddersfield holidaymakers have more traditionally chosen Blackpool or Yorkshire's east coast, Stephen points to a Huddersfield-Cleethorpes service that used much of the route in his book.
Stephen, a former BR employee, was made redundant after privatisation and began making a photographic record of the former Great Central Railway lines.
He regularly gives illustrated slide talks and twice gave picnic-walk-talks for groups including Examiner readers on the Woodhead line.
His latest work is built round 150 of his own pictures, taken over the last 25 years. So they include lots of historic interest and pictures of many train services which start and terminate in Huddersfield.
Stephen says: "Through Kirton Tunnel is not just for the railway enthusiast, for I've tried again to include many other aspects on this railway journey that will interest the man/lady in the street!"
* Through Kirton Tunnel by Stephen Gay, is printed and published by pickard communication, 10-11 Riverside Park, Sheffield S2 4BB (tel 0114-275 7222/0114-275 7444) at £15.