The Bessbrook and Newry Tramway (Stenlake)

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The Bessbrook & Newry Tramway was a narrow gauge tramway line that carried passengers and freight between Bessbrook and Newry in County Down, Northern Ireland between 1885 and 1948. The line was the second Irish narrow gauge line to employ hydro-electric power.

This volume is a concise illustrated history of the line, which was built principally to transport coal and flax from the Newry quays to the Bessbrook Spinning Mills, and finished goods in the reverse direction. Mill workers were also carried over the line.

The Bessbrook & Newry Tramway contains information about the background to construction and opening, equipment employed, a description of the line, operating procedures, mishaps, rolling stock, tickets and the events leading to closure.

Many black & white illustrations are included, plus four maps and gradient profiles. 48 pages.

Special Note: This book is a redesigned edition in landscape format, of a work first published by Oakwood Press in 1979.

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