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VOL. 131 - PASSION FOR STEAM PART 2
RailwaysSituated on the Devon/Dorset border, this branch from Axminster became one of the most admired in the South of England. The beautiful countryside, crossed by an unusual viaduct, combined with a classic terminal station layout and elegant locomotives made the route so memorable in the eyes of the ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: lyme, devon, dorset, axminster, viaduct, devon, dorset
RailwaysBuilt as a broad gauge branch in a thinly populated area, the railway brought prosperity and growth to Minehead. The resulting changes and improvements to the line are fully illustrated, as is its decline and spectacular recent revival. Once served by the railway, Watchet Harbour is shown in detail. From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: minehead, minehead, watchet, harbour, lydeard, anchor, crowcombe, doniford, dunster, minehead, minehead, minehead, norton, fitzwarren, stogumber, taunton, washford, watchet, williton, somerset
RailwaysThe inland areas of Flintshire and Denbighshire once needed a railway network for the conveyance of agricultural products, limestone, coal, iron, steel, lead, chemicals and silica bricks, plus residents and tourists. The long lost system is extensively illustrated, along with some North Wales Land ...
Keywords: denbigh, saltney, ferry, rhyl, corwen, brymbo, inland, flintshire, denbighshire, agricultural, limestone, steel, silica
RailwaysOriginally the station for Portsmouth, the terminus at Gosport was erected on a grand scale, fit for a city. This is fully illustrated, together with the long-forgotten route to the Isle of Wight via Stokes Bay Pier; also the quaint branch line to Lee-on-the-Solent and Queen Victoria's private ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: gosport, lee-on-the-solent, portsmouth, terminus, gosport, long-forgotten, wight, lee-on-the-solent, queen, victoria, hampshire
RailwaysThe Abbotsbury branch served a population of under 1000 and was typical of the once numerous quiet rural backwaters of the GWR. The Easton line was unique with its joint ownership, steep gradients and sidings to a multitude of stone quarries. The Quay Tramway has been an unusual feature of the ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: weymouth, abbotsbury, easton, quay, abbotsbury, easton, stone, quay, tramway, weymouth, dorset
RailwaysMost of the branch lines of Berkshire were offshoots of the Great Western Railway, although the company was not without its competitors: both the South Eastern Railway and the London and South Western Railway gave alternative routes to London. While many lines only provided local services, two in ...
Keywords: berkshire, berkshire, basingstoke, didcot, newbury, southampton, normandy, slough, windsor, windsor, funeral, sovereign, queen, victoria, wantage, tramway, berkshire, ephemera, berkshire
RailwaysThe branch lines of Devon were particularly numerous and this second volume on the county covers Plymouth, west and north Devon. They vary from the Turnchapel and Yealmpton commuter lines, to the Exeter and Barnstaple branch, which for many years of its life was a main line, becoming a branch line ...
Keywords: devon, plymouth, devon, devon, plymouth, devon, turnchapel, yealmpton, commuter, exeter, plymouth, gunnislake, princetown, torrington, halwill, 3-foot-gauge, marland, clay, standard-gauge, devon, cornwall, ephemera
RailwaysThe branch lines of Dorset, shared almost equally between the GWR and LSWR, varied from lightly built, rural railways carrying a low volume of traffic, to the Swanage branch, which at times carried main line express locomotives. Fortunately this line has been preserved and can still be enjoyed ...
Keywords: dorset, dorset, lswr, swanage, dorset, weymouth, harbour, tramway, oilfield, easton, landslip, snap, dorset, enrich, court, ephemera
RailwaysThe range and number of lines in Gloucestershire, and the type and diversity of the locomotives operating both branch and main lines, make it a particularly interesting railway county. In this well-researched book, all of Gloucestershire's branch lines are described in an entertaining and highly ...
Keywords: gloucestershire, gloucestershire, gloucestershire, veteran, timber, gloucestershire, gloucestershire, gloucestershire, ephemera, wharf, bristol, mangotsfield, bitton, westerleigh, thornbury, berkeley, lydney, coaley, dursley, stonehosue, stroud, nailsworth, gloucester, orchard, llanthony, ashchurch, tewkesbury, kemble, cirencester, kemble, tetbury, cheltenham, stow-on-the-wold, cirencester, andoversford, gloucester, ledbury, grange, court, ross-on-wye, bullo, pill, cinderford, mitcheldean, lydney, coleford, lydbrook, cinderford, chepstow, avonmouth, severn, fairford
RailwaysThe branch lines of Oxfordshire were not so numerous as those of some other counties, but they carried a wide variety of locomotives and rolling stock, and included specialist lines such as those for Morris Cowley, as well as branches of the Great Western Railway. Many of the lines centred on the ...
Keywords: oxfordshire, oxfordshire, cowley, oxford, fairford, bletchley, cheltenham–, banbury, paddington–thame–oxford, paddington–birmingham, oxford–cambridge, bicester, wroxton, quarry, chinnor, risborough, oxfordshire, ephemera, oxfordshire, oxfordshire, heritage, wargrave, wainhill, watlington, farm, oxford, blackthorn, bicester, souldern, banbury, merton, farthinghoe, wroston, quarry, kingham, sutton, kidlington, blenheim, woodstock, oxford, launton, bicester, oxford, kelmscott, langford
RailwaysThe Branch Lines of Somerset offers a wide-ranging view of 160 years of rail travel. The branch lines of the county have shown a diverse range of railway activity: horse-drawn passenger coaches, the second steam railcar built in England and operated as early as 1848, an internalcombustion- engine ...
Keywords: somerset, somerset, horse-drawn, railcar, railcar, concrete, steel, wooden, sentry, brick, stone, somerset, cranmore, somerset, bishop, lydeard, minehead, ephemera
RailwaysThe branch lines of Warwickshire had unusually interesting and evocative station names, from the pleasant and graceful Henley-in-Arden and Salford Priors to Maxstoke, which suggests a particularly efficient locomotive fireman. The branch lines showed a great diversity of railway activity, from a ...
Keywords: warwickshire, warwickshire, henley-in-arden, salford, maxstoke, fireman, fairlie, stratford-upon-avon, whereby, telephone, scottish, empire, ephemera, warwickshire, orton, kingsbury, stonebridge, whitacre, hampton-in-arden, harborne, kenilworth, berkswell, coventry, nuneaton, rugby, leamington, warwick, flecknoe, marton, studley, astwood, salford, stratford-upon-avon, fenny, compton, burton, dassett, stratford, moreton, shipston-on-stour, marston, stratford-upon-avon, hatton, stratfrod-upon-avon, wilmcote, shirley, rowington, henley-in-arden, alcester
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