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The Didcot Newbury and Southampton Railway
Wild Swan Publications
ISBN 10: 0906867045
ISBN 13: 9780906867044

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The Didcot Newbury and Southampton Railway
KARAU, Paul, PARSONS, Mike and ROBERTSON, Kevin      
ISBN: 0906867045
Wild Swan Publications Didcot, Berks., England 1984 First Edition  Hard Cover 224 pages b/w photos - dust jacket spine sunned - A through route linking the Midlands and the North with the port of Southampton had been the dream of railway promoters since the early days of railway mania. It seemed the dream would at last be realised in 1873 with the establishment of the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Junction Railway Company. This history attempts to trace the story of that railway from those early years, taking the reader from the rain-soaked field just outside Newbury in which Lady Carnarvon tumed the first sod, through the bitter fight for a direct link with Southampton, the endless arguments with the GWR and LSWR, its wartime heyday and ultimately on to its decline and closure. In addition to the account of the line's fascinating history, also featured are details of operation, locos used, traffic handled (including statistics), wartime rebuilding, route description, station notes, etc., over 300 varied photos including views of the Second World War alterations, maps, track plans of each station, signalling diagrams and scale drawings of selected buildings.  Very Good/Good
Price: $104.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7699
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