The East Somerset and Cheddar Valley Railways :: Richard Harman soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!
Lydney: Lightmoor Press, 2009, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Track plans; Gradient diagrams; Further reading list; Black & white photographs; Chronological tables; Maps; List of sources; Title page vignette; 2-column text; Appendices (8); Plans;
From the cover: Official railway publications tended to use the term Wells Branch to refer to the GWR route between Yatton and Witham. In fact, the line originated as two entirely separate branches, both terminating at Wells and ultimately joined by a short length of Somerset & Dorset Railway metals. At one time, Wells hosted three separate stations on three independent lines, all within half a mile of each other.
The Somerset Central Railway was first to arrive in the city of Wells with a standard gauge line from Glastonbury in March 1859. Three years later, the East Somerset Railway opened its broad gauge branch from Witham to Wells, worked from the outset by the GWR, to the west, the Cheddar Valley & Yatton Railway reached Wells in April 1870. Establishing passenger train connections between the three stations, …
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Index. 11″ x 8¾”.
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