Author:   Sid Payne

Published:   2021
Edition:   Paperback
Pages:   230
Condition:   New
Genre:   London & South Western Railway (LSWR)

Status:   Available to Order


The Railways of Victorian Dorchester Part One: The London and South Western Railway by Sid Payne.

The railways arrived in the Dorset county town of Dorchester in 1847 – the Southampton and Dorchester Railway, which became part of the LSWR. A decade later another line, this time from north to south, became part of the Great Western Railway. These two companies converged just outside the town, with the jointly run line down to Weymouth.

This book, part one, looks at the London and South Western Railway, not from a technical point of view , but from the everyday events taking place and the ordinary people who were involved. Using contemporary documents and historical newspapers, it brings back to life forgotten railwaymen; the station masters, signalmen and porters. These stories of railway life cover an area from Dorchester south to Portland, east to Southampton and west to Bridport.

This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the railways of Dorset.

A percentage of each sale will go towards Project 62 of the Locomotive Group, Shillingstone, Dorset, who are overhauling two USA type 0-6-0 tank locomotives.

Part two of The Railways of Victorian Dorchester by Sid Payne looks at the Great Western Railway     More Details