Rails Around Aylesbury Vale
Using photographs from the Transport Treasury archive, this book takes us on an imaginary circular journey from Aylesbury Town to Aylesbury High Street via the Met/Great Central and West Coast Main lines and lines in between. The period covered is the 1950s and early 1960s just before massive change was to take place resulting in contrasting fortunes for the two main lines: total closure for one and complete modernisation of the other. As well as the two Aylesbury stations, some of the locations featured are Quainton Road, Calvert, Verney Junction, Linslade Tunnel, Leighton Buzzard, Cheddington, Tring plus many scenes in between, there is also a brief foray down the lines to Ashendon Junction and Dunstable. We finish with a trip along what was Britain’s first branch line, that from Cheddington to Aylesbury.
Hardback, 80 pages, 77 black & white photographs
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