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The Somerset & Dorset Files No.5

Price £10.95

Description

This series of six books includes a substantial proportion of photographs which, to the best of our knowledge, have never been published before. And the photographs are exquisite! The books also include archive 25-inch Ordnance Survey maps of the stations, along with much of the towns or villages they served; so with various other snippets of local interest thrown in (and we have come up with oodles of delightfully quirky snippets!) the books extend beyond ‘hard core’ railway matters and include a generous helping of associated local interest as well. We smugly believe that these books will offer something ‘new’ even to the most diehard S&D fan.Each of the six books looks at selected stations along the line, extending through the series to every one of the 45 stations on the main line between Bath and Bournemouth, the ‘Withered Arm’ to Burnham-on-Sea and the Bridgwater and Wells branches. We also have special features about selected aspects of, not only the S&D ‘proper’, but also its appendages: for example, the famous 7F 2-8-0s, Bulleid Pacifics on the S&D, the Oakhill Brewery railway etc etc. And there’s even more… There’s also a major feature about the run-down and closure of the line; this is accompanied by various extracts from official documents about this most controversial of closures – material which has not been seen in print before.

The Index to all six volumes is as follows

Index of geographical locationsand other articles; shown as "volume - page". (Bracketed figures for photos in other sections)

Ashcott 6-36

Bailey Gate 1-38 6-32

Bason Bridge 5-50

Bath area 1-5 2-3 3-3 4-3 5-3 6-3 (1-18, 2-56, 6-47, 5-8)

Binegar 3-18 5-26 (1-56, 6-54, 5-9)

Blandford 1-36 3-40 5-37 (6-58, 6-60)

Bournemouth West 1-42 6-35 (2-43)

Branksome 3-44

Bridgewater Branch 3-50

Broadstone 5-40 (6-58, 6-63)

Burnham 2-52 4-49 5-54 (6-2)

Charlton Marshall 4-38

Chilcompton 5-22 (6-50)

Cole 5-32

Corfe Mullen 3-42 6-32 (6-52, 6-56)

Creekmoor Halt 4-39

Eddington 6-38

Elbow Corner Crossing (1-46)

Evercreech Jn 1-26 2-28 3-26 6-20 (3-33)

Evercreech New 3-24 4-22

Glastonbury 2-46 4-46 (1-46, 1-48, 4-2, 5-2)

Henstridge 1-31

Highbridge 1-50 2-48 3-48 4-48 6-42

Masbury 2-24 5-29 6-13 (6-64)

Midford 1-10 2-12 4-10 6-6 (1-2)

Midsomer Norton 1-16 5-18 6-12 (2-2, 5-8)

Norton Hill Colliery 2-20

Parkstone (& Pottery) 5-45 (2-42)

Poole 4-41 (2-42)

Pylle 4-42

Radstock 1-12 2-16 3-16 4-15 5-14 6-8 (4-56, 5-56, 6-53)

Shapwick 3-46

Shepton Mallet 3-22 5-30 6-16

Shillingstone 3-35

Shoescombe and Single Hill 4-14

Spettisbury 5-38

Stalbridge 4-34 (1-35)

Stourpaine and Durweston 3-38

Sturminster Newton 2-40 6-28 (1-35)

Templecombe 1-30 2-32 4-26 5-36 6-26 (1-22, 3-56, 6-54)

Tucking Mill 5-11

Wellow 3-14 5-12 (1-23, 5-9)

West Penard 2-44 5-49

Wells Branch 4-50

Wincanton 3-28 6-24

Windsor Hill 6-14

Other sections:

Bullied Pacifics on the S&D 3-32

The Final Years 6-47

North Dorset Signal Boxes 1-35

Oakhill Brewery Railway 4-18

T9 4-4-0s on S&D 5-8

7F's on S&D 1-18