The Catterick Camp Military Railway and the Richmond Branch (LP186)
This title is temporarily out of print and is expected to be reprinted in early 2021. Any orders placed for this book will be held and fulfilled as soon as possible.
First published in 1993 the book was revised by the author in 2007 but it wasn’t published at that time by the previous owners of Oakwood Press. We are pleased that we are now able to bring out this second edition of the book which includes an extra chapter. Sadly the author passed away in 2018. The story of this military railway begins with the opening of the Richmond Branch in 1845 built mainly because of the lead mining in Swaledale and then extended to Eryholme Junction. Although Baden-Powell had surveyed the area in 1908 looking for suitable places for a large army camp it was not until 1914 that men appeared with theodolytes surveying for a railway line to the earmarked site. The route of the military railway, four and a half miles in length, is described in one chapter. The book also has chapters on the motive power used, operation of the railway and the remains as described by the author in 2007. The illustrations include a number of maps as well as period photographs.
Softback, 96 pages, black & white photographs
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Updated: 29 December 2021