The Canterbury & Whitstable Railway :: Brian Hart

The Canterbury & Whitstable Railway :: Brian Hart soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!

Didcot: Wild Swan Publications, 1991, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Track plans; Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: The opening of the Canterbury & Whitstable Railway in May 1830 heralded the dawn of the great railway age in southern England. On that bright, auspicious day there was great rejoicing and celebration in the ancient city of Canterbury as well as the old seaside town of Whitstable. It was a truly remarkable achievement for the visionary promoters and builders of this line which had taken five long and difficult years to construct. As the railway network rapidly spread out across Britain, the C & WR gradually faded into virtual insignificance, simultaneously suffering a lack of investment, fierce competition from road carriers and an outdated system of operation. Total financial collapse seemed inevitable until, in 1844, the South Eastern Railway stepped in and rescued the line by absorbing it within its e…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. 11″ x 8¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my Transport Rail catalogue?

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