About the Book
The book is a history of Trent Station from the moment mine-
The book Last Train from Trent Station is divided into 12 chapters.
Chapter 1 -
Chapter 2 -
Chapter 3 -
The complex layout round Trent Station 1899 -
Chapter 4 -
Chapter 5 -
Chapter 6 -
Coffee pot, from the Trent Station refreshment room, now part of the Roy Burrows collection.
Chapter 7 -
Chapter 8 -
Chapter 9 -
Chapter 10 -
The last ticket sold at Trent Station.
Chapter 11 -
Chapter 12 -
In addition to over 36,000 words of text there are no less than 138 photographs (including Brian Amos's unique aerial views and David Shaw's sequence showing 14 stages in the station's demolition), plus nine diagrams, all helping to provide a comprehensive record of this unique railway complex.
The book was launched on April 3, 2007, at a ceremony at the Midland Hotel, Derby, itself one of the oldest surviving hotels built by Victorian railway companies.
Those present at the launch included former Trent Station employees David Shaw, David Panter and David Archer, the assistant area manager in charge of Trent Station at the time of closure George Hornbuckle, local railway history experts or collectors Brian Amos, David Jones, Laurence Knighton, Ian Mitchell and Glynn Waite local historians Stephen Best, Pam Mee and Keith Reedman, contributors Peter Brack, Barry Cope, Rodger Smith and Roy Talbot, Richard and Colette Robinson, who live in Trent Cottages built at the same time as the station, and John Blackburn, who in 1967 led the campaign trying to save Trent Station.
Geoffrey Kingscott with local railwayana collectors Brian Amos and Davey Jones after the launch ceremony.
John Blackburn with George Hornbuckle and David Shaw
Copyright © 2012 Geoffrey Kingscott