Narrow Gauge

Dorset and Somerset Narrow Gauge

by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith

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.

Book Details

Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Narrow Gauge
Middleton Press Ltd
01 May 2006
26 September 2015
240 x 174 mm
96 pages
120 photographs
large scale maps
other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Bere Regis. Bedford & Jesty Ltd. 1.3-1.11
Bournemouth Gas & Water Co. 1.15
Bournemouth Pier 1.16
Furzebrook. Pike Bros. 1.25-1.39
Gillingham Pottery. Brick & Tile Co. Ltd. 1.19-1.21
Norden Clay Mines 1.40-1.62
Parkstone. South Western Pottery 1.17-1.18
Poole Gasworks. Southern Gas Board 1.63-1.64
Portland Quarries. F.J.Barnes Ltd. 1.1-1.2
Spetisbury. Bedford & Jesty Ltd. 1.12-1.14
Swanage Pier Railway 1.65-1.70
Upton. Lytchett Brick Co. Ltd. 1.22-1.24
Weymouth & Portland Long Sea Outfall 1.73
Wyke Regis. Vickers Engineering 1.71-1.72
Holton Heath. Royal Military Cordite 2.1-2.5
Corfe Mullen. Tiny Tramway Mining Co. 3.13-3.14
Creekmoor Light Railway 3.1-3.6
Crockway Light Railway 3.7-3.9
Purbeck. Mineral & Mining Museum 3.10-3.12
Ashcott. Eclipse Peat Co. 4.14-4.18
Black Rock Quarry 4.19
Brendon Hill. Colton Iron Ore Mine 4.24
Downhead Quarry 4.2
Dunball Quarry 4.23
Foxcote Colliery 4.7
Kilmersdon Colliery 4.8
Lower Writhlington Colliery 4.11-4.13
Mendip Shaft (Strap Colliery) 4.6
New Rock Colliery 4.9
Norton Hill Colliery 4.1
Oakhill Brewery 4.1-4.3
Pensford Colliery 4.4-4.5
Waterling Quarry 4.21-4.22
Radstock Light Railway 5.12
Vobster Light Railway 5.10-5.11
Westonzoyland. Pumping Station Trust 5.13
Yenston. Gartell Light Railway 5.1-5.9