Author:   Brian Janes
Published:   2018
Format:   Paperback, 96 pages

Status:   Available



Colonel Holman Stephens the Man and His Railways by Brian Janes. This book was written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Holman Fred Stephens. He was an outstanding character who championed the cause of the rural light railways when so many communities felt themselves cut off from mainstream life by poor communications.

Using archive photographs and original material from the Colonel Stephens Railway Museum, this book provides an indepth source of information about the man and his railways. The book is divided into two sections. Part one covers details about the life of Stephens, whilst part two examines sixteen railways. Featues over 70 images.


Holman Stephens – an appreciation of his life and works
The Railways:
    Cranbrook and Paddock Wood
    Rye and Camber Tramway
    Selsey Tramway
    Kent and East Sussex Railway
    Sheppey Light Railway
    Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction
    Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway
    Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Light Railway
    Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Railway
    East Kent Light Railway
    Edge Hill Light Railway
    Snailbeach District Railway
    Festiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
    Ashover Light Railway
    Weston Point Light Railway
    North Devon and Cornwall Junction Light Railway
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