The Wisbech & Upwell Tramway (OL152)
Passengers arriving by the Great Eastern Railway at the fenland port of Wisbech in the years before the Great War, intending to travel to the canal side villages to the south-east of the town, could be forgiven for disbelieving the sight which greeted them.
Opened in 1883 the Wisbech and Upwell Tramway ran for over five miles – slowly – from Wisbech to Outwell and Upwell. Passenger services ceased in 1927 and goods in 1966, and now little trace remains of this funny little railway that had locomotives that looked like guard’s vans and inspired the Reverend W. Awdry to introduce the Toby the Tram Engine character. The history of the line receives the typical Peter Paye treatment – told in detail and at length with many illustrations.
Softback, 240 pages, black & white photographs
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Updated: 29 December 2021