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Out of Stock ISBN: 085 3 6143 69
Condition: Excellent
Dimensions: Softcover, 210 x 148 x 5 mm
Published by: Oakwood Press
Published on: 3rd November 1995
Author: Reg Wilkinson

The Wantage Tramway

When Brunel built his Great Western main line through the Vale of White Horse he naturally selected the easiest route and bypassed Wantage by 2� miles.As in many other instances the citizens of this small town wanted to be connected to the railway and this led to the formation of The Wantage Tramway Company Ltd on the 10th November 1873.Matters moved on quickly and the tramway was opened from Wantage Road station, on the main line, to a small station in Mill Street, Wantage, in October 1875.The line provided passenger and freight services and enjoyed relative prosperity but loss of traffic and financial problems led to the cessation of passenger services on 31st July 1925, although goods traffic remained almost to the end of December 1945.This book tells the story of the line, looking at its history, route, rolling stock and day to day operation.Long out of print this is a very fine used copy.
Softcover, 96 pages, 88 b/w illustrations, 20 maps and drawings.

Reviewed on Sunday 21st February 2010