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Narrow Gauge

Dorset and Somerset Narrow Gauge

ISBN:978 1 904474 76 0
First Published:01 May 2006
Last Reprinted:26 September 2015
Authors:Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

96 pages
120 photographs
large scale maps
other details of local history



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Dorset was noted for its clay workings and the lines serving this industry are extensively illustrated. Other firms using narrow gauge ranged from watercress growers to brick makers - all are included, along with the more recent leisure lines. Somerset was famed for its peat carrying railways, while stone quarries had their fair share of fascinating lines.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Bere Regis. Bedford & Jesty Ltd.1.3-1.11
Bournemouth Gas & Water Co.1.15
Bournemouth Pier1.16
Furzebrook. Pike Bros.1.25-1.39
Gillingham Pottery. Brick & Tile Co. Ltd.1.19-1.21
Norden Clay Mines1.40-1.62
Parkstone. South Western Pottery1.17-1.18
Poole Gasworks. Southern Gas Board1.63-1.64
Portland Quarries. F.J.Barnes Ltd.1.1-1.2
Spetisbury. Bedford & Jesty Ltd.1.12-1.14
Swanage Pier Railway1.65-1.70
Upton. Lytchett Brick Co. Ltd.1.22-1.24
Weymouth & Portland Long Sea Outfall1.73
Wyke Regis. Vickers Engineering1.71-1.72
Holton Heath. Royal Military Cordite2.1-2.5
Corfe Mullen. Tiny Tramway Mining Co.3.13-3.14
Creekmoor Light Railway3.1-3.6
Crockway Light Railway3.7-3.9
Purbeck. Mineral & Mining Museum3.10-3.12
Ashcott. Eclipse Peat Co.4.14-4.18
Black Rock Quarry4.19
Brendon Hill. Colton Iron Ore Mine4.24
Downhead Quarry4.2
Dunball Quarry4.23
Foxcote Colliery4.7
Kilmersdon Colliery4.8
Lower Writhlington Colliery4.11-4.13
Mendip Shaft (Strap Colliery)4.6
New Rock Colliery4.9
Norton Hill Colliery4.1
Oakhill Brewery4.1-4.3
Pensford Colliery4.4-4.5
Waterling Quarry4.21-4.22
Radstock Light Railway5.12
Vobster Light Railway5.10-5.11
Westonzoyland. Pumping Station Trust5.13
Yenston. Gartell Light Railway5.1-5.9

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