Somerset Railways by Colin G. Gordon Maggs

Somerset Railways by Colin G. [Gordon] Maggs newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Somerset Books, 2007, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: SOMERSET is exceedingly rich in railway history. A stone-carrying railway opened in 1731 whilst the Midford-Radstock line used locomotive haulage as early as 1826. The great I. K. Brunels broad-gauge lines in the area comprised the Great Western, Bristol & Exeter and the Wilts, Somerset & Weymouth Railway. The London & South Western and the Midland Railway served the southern and northern parts of the county respectively, and were linked by the Somerset & Dorset line the much-loved slow and dirty. Somerset also had two significant independent railways: the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Light Railway and the West Somerset Mineral Railway, with its stupendously engineered incline allowing the line to drop from the heights of the Brendon Hills to the sea at Watchet.

Colin Maggs is probably better qualified than any other writer to tell the fascinating story of railways in Somerset, from their earliest days to the present, in this volume profusely illustrated with photographs from the authors unrivalled collection.

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Bibliography. 12″ x 8½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?


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