Railways of Sussex (Amberley)

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The first railway to become established in Sussex was the Brighton Line of the LBSCR. From this beginning lines spread out along the coast. Over the succeeding years further lines stretched out across the rest of the county, all built by the ‘Brighton’, which was by far the dominant railway company in the area, and who established a major works at Brighton. In the south-west corner of Sussex the LSWR advanced as far as Midhurst, and in the east the SECR had the fastest route to Hastings. Branching off this line at Robertsbridge was the Kent & East Sussex. There were also two of Colonel Stephens’ rather idiosyncratic railways in the county: The Rye & Camber Tramway, and The West Sussex Railway.

In the Railways of Sussex the author, Patrick Bennett, uses previously unpublished images to document the history of railways in Sussex, telling the story of the growth, development and, in some cases, demise of the railways of Sussex. A diverse range of subject matter is featured, including accidents, architecture, infrastructure, loco sheds and a wide assortment of trains from steam through to Class 377 in 2021. Each illustration is accompanied by a caption.

50 colour and 128 black & white illustrations. 96 pages.

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