The Camerton Branch :: Colin G. Maggs & Gerry Beale soon to be presented for sale on the top-quality BookLovers of Bath web site!
Upper Bucklebury: Wild Swan Publications, 1985, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Technical drawings; Building elevations; Track plans; Black & white photographs; Maps; Frontispiece; Appendices (2);
From the cover: To many people the Camerton branch is best known as the location for that much loved railway film The Titfield Thunderbolt. However, this event took place after complete closure of the line, and the story began as far back as the 1870s, when the Bristol and North Somerset Railway was under construction from Bristol to Radstock. The original proposals included a branch to serve the colliery at Camerton and, after the main scheme was opened to traffic, construction of the secondary line commenced. It depended on the coal traffic for revenue and, with a meagre passenger service, Camerton remained a simple and truly picturesque terminus until 1907.
A proposal to open a large, modern colliery a…
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded with a short stain along the top edge verso. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block and onto the margins of the leaves.
Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 120 pages. 11″ x 8½”.
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