More Last Days of Steam in Hampshire
This new volume on the railways of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight includes a wide variety of evocative photographs from the author's own superb collection, and vividly recalls the last days of steam in the county. Here is the large Eastleigh Works, the Portsmouth Direct main line and the Basingstoke—Southampton—Bournemouth route. Cross-country routes and branches are also described, including lines of local importance, such as those in the Meon Valley and at Brockenhurst, as well as the Longmoor Military Railway from Liss to Bordon. Although relatively modest, the network on the Isle of Wight carried superannuated mainland stock, with spare boilers and suchlike shipped across the Solent when required, and coal-fired paddle steamers used during this period have also been included.
A wide ranging pictorial view of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight's railways during the fifties and sixties, More Last Days of Steam in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will appeal not only to local residents and tourists in the area, but to railway enthusiasts everywhere.
Hardback with dust jacket, 152 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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