Accomplished photographer Stephen Dance makes a detailed pictorial exploration of the Berks & Hants Line. Using more than 200 images from a period of over 40 years, the author takes the reader on a colourful journey along the route from Reading to Westbury.
All of the photographs are high-quality and have lengthy captions that include the history of the line and detailed workings information. A large variety of traction is depicted, with plenty of the types and liveries that were common in the 1980s, through to the modern colours of the privatisation era.
An array of unusual visitors is also illustrated, including a chapter devoted to the steam-hauled specials that have used the Berks & Hants Line in recent years.
Softback, 176 pages, over 400 black & white and colour photographs