The Railways of Gosport (Softback)
Originally published more than 20 years ago this is a paperback reprint of the definitive book of the railways of the area.
Hailing originally from Southampton, Kevin Robertson has had a life long interest in railways. His earliest recollections are numerous trips on the erstwhile Winchester to Newbury line to visit relations in the latter town. It follows that his first interests should centre around this line culminating in the publication of two books on the subject. By this time work had taken him away from his original home to Gosport where he spent two years living in the Hardway area. As a consequence an interest quickly developed in the railways of the Gosport area which has resulted in the publication of this volume.
The history of the railways in the Gosport area is perhaps particularly fitting for in the past little has been written about this fascinating area in Hampshire. Research into the three separate lines involved has taken some five years to complete and involved countless visits to the various railway and official archives, as well as a number of personal interviews. The result is a detailed history describing the railways as never previously recounted and in far more detail than pictures alone could achieve. The result, a fascinating insight into the life of the town and its environs which will appeal to a wide audience.
Packed with photographs, drawings and plans
Softback, 112 pages
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