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The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
David & Charles

The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

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One man's dream to build and run his own railway, a dream which became reality, created what has become one of the best known of Britain's small gauge railways, the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch, the world's smallest public railway. That man was Capt J. Howey, in the 1920s a racing motorist, who, nearly 50 years ago with Henry Greenly, long experienced in miniature railway design and construction, built his 15in gauge railway across 15 miles of the Romney Marsh in south east Kent from Hythe to Dungeness. Despite its gauge the RHDR was built as a double track main line, with massive one-third scale loco-motives based on Gresley's hand-some Al Pacifics of the LNER, comfortable rolling stock and full signalling. In its early years the rail-way was not without problems, but it settled down to provide a useful transport function, and in World War II played an important part in the construction of PLUTO, the oil pipe line to France.

In this book, W. J. K. Davies describes the line's history, and un-tangles fact from fiction, for with much of the railway's happenings unchronicled in official records it is inevitable that some RHDR history has been woven around legend rather than truth.

Hardback with dust jacket, 208 pages, black & white photographs

Condition: Very Good

ISBN: 9780715368275

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