Hitchin and the GNR 1850 – 2000

A Railway Trail

Author: David Howlett
Maps: Tony Handscombe
Illustrations: Caroline Frith, Daphne Gibson, Carola Scupham, James Willis
Photos: Hitchin Museum and the Historical Model Railway Society

Hitchin and the GNRRailways are a British invention dating from 1804. In 1847 work began on the London to York railway which became the Great Northern Railway, and the first public train arrived in Hitchin in 1850. This ‘Railway Trail’ illustrates the changes that can still be seen around the town as a result of the arrival of the railway to the town.

About the author

David Howlett is a long-standing member, and past chairman of the Society.

This leaflet is currently out of print.
ISBN: 0 9512109 9 8
Publisher: Hitchin Historical Society in association with Hitchin Museum 2000
Sponsor: West Anglia Great Northern Railway Ltd