I don't think that I have posted anything about one of my local railways before. This post perhaps helps with understanding the pressures faced by 1:1 railway companies. This is a very short reflection on how the struggles of this smaller company ultimately left the Great Central Railway with its own financial struggles! It may not be without controversy. http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/05/04/the-sheffield-ashton-under-lyne-and-manchester-railway-4 To keep the post itself brief, the detail is carried in Appendices.