The story of the Westbury to Weymouth Line: From the battle of the gauges to the present day :: Derek Phillips soon to be presented for sale on the lustrous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Sparkford: Oxford Publishing Co., 1994, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Track plans; Black & white photographs; Maps (1); Tables; Frontispiece; 2-column text;
From the cover: The Wilts, Somerset & Weymouth Railway was born during the turbulent years of the Railway Mania. Created with the assistance of the Great Western Railway, which was eventually to absorb it, the railway was the subject of the battle of the gauges and during the period 1844-1854 many bitter battles were fought in Parliament between the GWR and its perpetual foe, the narrow gauge London & South Western Railway.
The depression of 1847/8 left the railway in a desperate financial state, with unfinished earthworks and bridges littering the countryside for miles around, before the line was eventually completed, only to run through sparsely populated but attractive countryside, with little o…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Private book plate to the pastedown.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12″ x 8½”.
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