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Narrow Gauge Railways : England and the Fifteen Inch
Household, Humphrey
Alan Sutton Publishing
ISBN 10: 1856481786
ISBN 13: 9781856481786

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Narrow Gauge Railways : England and the Fifteen Inch
Household, Humphrey      
ISBN: 1856481786
Alan Sutton Publishing Stroud, Glos, England 1989 First Edition  Hard Cover price clipped 178 pages b/w photos - Sir Arthur Heywood pioneered this gauge at Duffield Bank, Derbyshire (UK) starting in 1874: Starting with a line leading from the drive to the workshops near the house, this grew during the next seven years to a length of a little over a mile, including sidings, and was designed to test thoroughly the potential of the gauge. The extension from the workshops climbed for about a quarter of a mile on gradients of 1 in 10 and 1 in 12 as it rounded a severe curve and doubled back on itself to reach old quarries 80ft. higher, where there was space to lay a "main line" with a loop at each end, part of it level, part on a gradient no worse than 1 in 20. Here there were three tunnels, two bridges, a timber trestle viaduct 19ft. long and 20ft. high, and six stations. The line was equipped with interlocking points and signals which were worked from two signal boxes linked by telephone. The gauge became popular for both private garden and estate railways - the Duke of Westminster saved 225 per year - a significant amount in those days - compared to road cartage when Sir Arthur persuaded him to install a three mile line linking the Duke's Eaton Hall estate to the nearest station on the GWR Shrewsbury-Chester line  Very Good/Good
Price: $42.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7040
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