Please note due to the outbreak of Covid-19 our Bookshop is currently closed to protect both our staff and our customers. Our site will begin taking orders when our Bookshop re-opens. We will post details of our re-opening day as and when this is known. Please note that we are also part of Pen & Sword Books who publish a large selection of local titles alongside their Military History Publications. If it is a local publication you want you can try their website at: www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
The Light Railways of Britain and Ireland
The Light Railways of Britain and Ireland Category: Transport (Non-Fiction) Format: Hardback Author: Anthony Burton and John Scott-Morgan Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd Publication Date: Friday 15th November 2030 ISBN: 9781473827066 Pages: 192

First published in 1985 by Moorland Press, The Light Railways of Britain & Ireland has remained unavailable for more than twenty-five years, until now. Re-released by Pen & Sword, this is a thorough and engaging book that covers, in depth, the fascinating story of Britain's last railway development, the Rural light railways, constructed as a result of the Light Railways Act 1896. Rigorously detailed, it charts the overall history of the last great railway boom in Britain - the light railway boom - from 1896, to the beginning of the Great War in 1914.

During this period a large number of narrow and standard gauge lines were constructed in both Britain and Ireland, in order to serve and open up areas in both countries that, at the time, lacked adequate transport links. This book tells the story of how these lines were constructed and why, in most cases, they eventually failed, due to post-First World War road competition. Authored by two highly acclaimed writers of transport history, this is a true testament to, and a timely reminder of, Britain's last railway development.

£25.00

Submit Review

Have you read this book? Would you like to write a review of your own? Simply sign in or register and then, once you’re signed in, fill in the form on this page to submit your review! Reviews are published on the website once they’ve been checked by our moderators.

You Might Also Like...

BOOK OF
THE MONTH
Moonlight Over Mayfair Moonlight Over Mayfair RRP £7.99 Now £5.99 with your Barnsley Chronicle voucher