Heyday of the Somerset & Dorset Railway


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Good Condition, original price £20

Hardback, numbered and signed copy

This sixth volume in the series follows the proven pattern of the previous books with the emphasis on the people who worked on the railway as much as on the locomotives and buildings. The book is arranged around the three constituent parts of the line, the Somerset Canal, the Bath Extension and the Dorset Central, each with a charming introduction to its history and operation. Again there are accounts of working on the line, of firemen struggling to cross the Mendips, of children enjoying rides on the footplate, of people going about their daily lives using the railway, of pranks and fun, accidents and strange happenings. It is typical of the S&D that a travelling goat should eat all the luggage labels.