The Longmoor Military Railway
The Longmoor Military Railway, for many years regarded by thousands of military railwaymen as their home, closed in 1969. This book, written by two military railway officers, tells the story of this unique railway from its humble beginnings before and during World War I and traces its subsequent development and decline.
It is essentially a history of the railway itself rather than the camp after which it is named, and describes how almost by accidental conception the railway grew to become the largest and most extensively equipped training railway in the world.
From extensive research the authors have recorded many facts and incidents, and publish for the first time photographs connected with the railway, that would otherwise have been forgotten and probably lost forever.
The book is intended not only to give an insight into what happened at Longmoor but also to meet the fastidious demands of enthusiasts who want to know precise details of stock, layout and operating methods.
It is not just a book for the enthusiast but essential reading for anyone interested in military affairs and a tribute to the officers and men of the Royal Engineers and Royal Corps of Transport whose Longmoor training fitted them to run railways in support of the British army wherever it was based in peace and war.
Hardback with dust jacket, 256 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good with a little foxing to exposed edges
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