Railway Bylines Centenary Special: 'From Devon to Dorset' -The Story of the Lyme Regis Branch- (IR378)
Product No.: IR378
Title: Railway Bylines Centenary Special: 'From Devon to Dorset' -The Story of the Lyme Regis Branch-
Author(s): Smith, Martin & Reeve, George
Publisher: Irwell Press
Dust Jacket: None
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Year: 2003
Features: 52 Pages with Black/White Photos.
The Lyme Regis branch line extended for 63/4 miles from Axminster in Devon to the historic town of Lyme Regis, just inside the western end of Dorset. The railway meandered and climbed through beautiful scenery and, to cap it all, for almost thirty years the workings were monopolised by the last three of the charismatic Adams Radial Tanks.
What more could any branch line enthusiast possibly hope for? In their forthcoming book, Martin Smith and George Reeve have put together a new history of the railway from its conception in 1897 through to its closure in 1965. The book benefits from original research and looks at the construction of the line, its opening in August 1903, its development, the train services and operations, the locomotives (not only the Radials !) and all the significant events during the railway s life.
It includes around 100 superb photographs, many of which have never been published before, plus maps, plans, timetables etc etc.