An Illustrated History of the Kent and East Sussex Railway :: John Scott-Morgan

An Illustrated History of the Kent and East Sussex Railway :: John Scott-Morgan soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!

Hersham: Oxford Publishing Company, 2007, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Plans;

From the cover: The Kent & East Sussex Railway is today one of Britains leading preserved railways, and the history of this light railway prior to preservation is fascinating.

The 1896 Light Railways Act had allowed for the construction of lines to less exacting standards and was responsible for the final great burst of railway construction in Britain. Among the lines that were constructed as a result of the Act was the Rother Valley Railway from Robertsbridge to Tenterden (or Rolvenden, as it became with the extension of the line to Tenterden itself in 1903), which opened on 2 April 1900. The line became the Kent & East Sussex with the opening of the extension northward to Headcorn in 1905. Engineer of the line was the famous proponent of light railways, Holman Fred Stephens, and his involvement in the line from its construction until his death in 1931 ensured that the line became the epitome of the classic English light ra…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine, a decent copy otherwise.

0 pages. 11¾” x 8¾”.

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