The Railways of Purbeck (Oakwood)

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First published in 1973, this fourth edition has been updated by Colin Stone. The late Roger Kidner first visited Swanage during the inter-war years, discovering that there was much of railway interest in the Island of Purbeck, not just the Southern Railway’s Swanage Branch but also the clay tramways and the target range railways.

Mr Kidner’s visits were interrupted by the war years but then continued into the 1970s when the new Swanage Railway began its life. This book is divided into chapters, each covering a different subject:

  • The Swanage Branch, LSWR
  • Southern Railway and British Rail
  • Locomotives and Rolling Stock
  • Clay Tramways
  • Other Tramways
  • The New Swanage Railway

The Railways of Purbeck provides a comprehensive history of railways in the Purbeck area of Dorset. It is well-illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, maps and diagrams. 120 pages.

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