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The SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY Bath to Bournemouth The Main Line and Branches
The SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY Bath to Bournemouth The Main Line and Branches
The SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY Bath to Bournemouth The Main Line and Branches
The SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY Bath to Bournemouth The Main Line and Branches
The SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY Bath to Bournemouth The Main Line and Branches
The SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY Bath to Bournemouth The Main Line and Branches

The SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY Bath to Bournemouth The Main Line and Branches

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The SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY

Bath to Bournemouth the Main Line and Branches

If ever a line could be called an evergreen favourite it is the Somerset & Dorset, so quintessentially English in its achingly beautiful settings, its charming stations and the blasting hill climbing efforts of its steam locomotives. All of it unsullied by diesels right up to its final demise in 1966. It was a line like no other, by turns a dozing branch, by turns a main line with double headed named expresses running the length of the country. It is no wonder that so many volumes have been devoted to it though it has probably never been covered photographically to this extent, in the detail of its buildings and track – getting on for 600 photographs reveal the intricacies and grandeur of the line as never before, together with finely drawn diagrams of every station, yard and junction. The author worked on the footplate on the Southern Region in the South West and the S&D has been close to his heart ever since. The plans are an especially useful feature: ‘Up’ is Broadstone to Bath and Evercreech Junction to Highbridge, ‘Down’ is Bath to Broadstone and Highbridge to Evercreech Junction. Pause for breath... ‘Down’ S&D trains from Broadstone to Bournemouth became ‘Up’ trains on the Southern. S&D trains were ‘Down’ leaving Bournemouth West until reaching Broadstone upon which they became ‘Up’ on joining the S&D! As we say, it was a line like no other!  

350 Pages copiously illustrated throughout with black & white photographs and maps HARDBACK 

Here is what one reviewer has said about this title:
"The late great Anthony Newley famously said: “Stop the World - I Want to Get Off!”. And if there was ever an alternative title for Derek Phillips’ truly incredible new book on the S&D, this has to be it. So get ready to leave behind the worries of modern life and climb aboard the wonderful world of the S&D as you’ve never seen it before.

In my opinion, this brand-new title “The Somerset & Dorset Railway - Bath to Bournemouth” is far and away the best book ever produced about the nation’s national treasure of railways. It’s a rare OMG moment in the history of railway publications, and an astonishing work of art and spiritual embrace. Its massive 336 A4 pages come packed with never-before-seen images and reproduced to a standard that puts many other books on the subject to shame."

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Barry Staplehurst
The S & D Bath to Bournemouth main line & branches .

One of the best historical revues in my collection . Very informative yet not too intense on ' anorak ' details. Great maps and plenty of related human interest . Definitely FIVE STAR 1

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David Crowter

Great reading

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Peter Dymond
The glorious S & D

A comprehensive, interesting and attractive history of this wonderful railway which is sorely missed by those of us who rode it,

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Anonymous
Well recommended

Superb and great value. A colossal variety of photos, track plans and signal diagrams for the full line and branch out to Burnham - a thoroughly good read!

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Peter Bowes
A masterpiece

If you need to.own one book on the Somerset and Dorset..... this is it

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