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WEYMOUTH HARBOUR TRAMWAY

In the Steam Era


1st Edition - December 2001
by Gerry Beale
ISBN 978-1-874103-67-7
Book 27.4cm x 21.6cm, Softback 96 Pages 151 B&W Photographs and 7 Illustrations
Publisher: Wild Swan Publications
Availability: No Longer Available

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One of the most distinctive features of the Wessex railway scene was the Weymouth Harbour Tramway. Connecting Weymouth station with the quay to serve the Channel Island steamers, the line tan through the streets of the town and along the waterside, thus giving it a quite unique character. Although there were harbourside lines elsewhere, Weymouth was the only place in Britain where full-length trains of mainline corridor stock worked along public thoroughfares, competing with the regular road traffic for space in the congested streets. This account provides an outline history of the line, details of the locos which worked it and the steamers it served. However, the main part of the book is a pictorial journey along its fascinating route through thc streets.

Contents:

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - The Tramway in the Nineteenth Century
  • Chapter 2 - Twentieth Century Developments
  • Chapter 3 - The Postwar Era
  • Chapter 4 - Along the Line A pictorial Journey
  • Chapter 5 - Tram Engines and Steamers

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