LIGHT RAILWAYS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND


LIGHT RAILWAYS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND

A. BURTON & J. SCOTT-MORGAN    Book Number: 86375    Product format: Hardback

A big Pen & Sword special large reprint of a book first published in 1985 which has remained unavailable until now. It is a thorough and engaging in-depth look at Britain's last railway development, the Rural Light Railways, constructed as a result of the Light Railways Act 1896. From 1896 to 1914 and the outbreak of war, a large number of narrow and standard gauge lines were constructed to serve and open up areas in both Britain and Ireland which at the time lacked adequate transport links. We look at the running of the lines, details of locomotives and rolling stock, mainly given in the photographs and captions. Tiny rural communities like Cliff Common, Skipwith, North Duffield, Thorganby, Cottingwith, Wheldrake, Sutton Newton, Kexby and Dunnington were to be connected by rail to the main line between Selby and Market Weighton. These were designed to serve rural needs, bringing passengers and produce to market and indeed on this line alone over 7,000 head of livestock were being carried annually. 160 large pages, 8½" x 12". Over 100 archive photos and postcards, beautifully reproduced.
Published price: £25
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ISBN 9781473827066
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