Somerset and Dorset Demise: Commemorating 55 Years since Closure (Transport Treasury)

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An album of archive colour and black & white photographs taken along the route of the Somerset & Dorset Railway, which closed over half a century ago. The line is held in high regard by those who remember travelling over the line or working on the railway before its closure.

In this book, Jeffery Grayer has put together a selection of photographs from the Transport Treasury Archive, each covering a part of the final years of the railway:

  • The Writing on the Wall (pre 1965)
  • On Borrowed Time (1965 - final full year of operation)
  • Last Gasp (1966)
  • Aftermath (1966-1980)
  • Erasing the Past

Photographs illustrate a railway in decline, with poorly maintained stations and rolling stock. Each photograph is accompanied by an informative caption. 112 pages.

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