Around The Branch Lines
- Around The Branch Lines
- No.1 Southern
- To many people the Southern Region of British Railways consists of short haul, high intensity services within the South East of England, and main line trains to holiday resorts. But sandwiched within this system were rural lines, using stock and motive power from the pre-Grouping companies constituting the Southern Railway.
- Some branches, such as Hayling Island and Yeovil Town had hourly services, whereas others had perhaps only two or three trains per day with nine on Sundays. In their latter years, some lines were allocated more modern or refurbished stock and British Railways Standard or Ivatt tank engines. A few were taken over by diesel units or were electrified, but the majority declined in importance and eventually closed.
- This book covers those rural lines with a terminus, and services operated by push-pull trains: the classical branch line. Also included are minor lines worked on a branch line basis, but connecting two main routes.
- 1982, reprinted 1988, Case bound, 178 black & white plates, 8¾" x 11"
- ISBN-10 0860931595
- ISBN-13 9780860931591
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