Branches & Byways - Kent
From the dawn of the railway age in the 1830s there developed in Kent a series of secondary lines and branches connecting the county's small rural communities. At first these were generally prosperous. but by the middle of the 20th century, with the advent of motorised road transport. the branch network had begun a decline which resulted in the closure of most of these secondary routes the early 1960s.
In Branches and Byways: Kent highly respected railway author John Scott-Morgan examines the history of these lesser-known lines, among them the Canterbury & Whitstable, East Kent and Kent & East Sussex railways. along with the Sheppey Light Railway and the Westerham, Hawkhurst. Sandgate and Ramsgate Harbour branches.
Illustrated with more than 170 captivating photographs, this rich source of reference will be essential reading for anyone wanting to know more about the lost railways of this
beautiful county, as well as those for whom such lines were once a part of everyday life.
Hardback with dust jacket, 112 pages, over 170 black & white photographs
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