Dorset & Somerset Narrow Gauge (Middleton Press)

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An album of black & white photos of narrow gauge industrial railways in Dorset and Somerset mostly taken between the 1950s and the 1970s. Locations covered include Portland Quarries; George Jennings’s South Western Pottery, Parkstone; Lytchett Brick Company, Upton; Norden clay mines; and Swanage Pier Railway.

Passenger-carrying narrow gauge railways, such as the short-lived Creekmoor Light Railway and the Gartell Light Railway, which runs along part of the trackbed of the former Somerset & Dorset route, are also featured. For each railway there are maps and photos of the trains and infrastructure such as mine shafts and wagon loading equipment.

Hardback. 96 pages. Published 2006. Original Price £18.95

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