British Railways Past and Present, No. 29: Dorset Part 1
1996 Edition, reprinted 2004
'British Railways Past and Present' is a nationwide series of books featuring photographs of railway locations taken several decades ago and comparing them with the same scene today. Such is the current pace of change on our railway system that even a few years can reduce a busy and vibrant railway scene to a wasteland or housing estate - or conversely can bring electrification and up-to-the-minute technology to an outdated, run-down route. The contrasts are often dramatic, while sometimes hardly anything had altered in 30 or 40 years. Whatever the change, the comparison of 'past' and 'present' will intrigue not only the railway enthusiast and historian, but also anyone interested in our recent history.
In this volume covering Dorset are over 260 photographs in black & white and colour featuring
- Railways around Bournemouth
- The Somerset & Dorset line north from Bournemouth
- The Great Western line from Weymouth
- Weymouth, the Quay line and the Easton branch
- Branches to Abbotsbury, West Bay and Lyme Regis
- The now preserved Swanage branch
Softback, 160 pages, over 260 black & white and colour photographs
Condition: Very Good
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