Author:   Peter Harding

Published:   2011, second edition
Edition:   Paperback
Pages:   32
Condition:   New
Genre:   Peter A. Harding Collection

Status:   In Stock


The Rye and Camber Tramway by Peter Harding. The Rye and Camber Tramway was a unique 3ft gauge steam railway line which opened in 1895. The line was primarily used by golfers for the Rye Golf Club, the fishing community at Rye harbour and day-trippers.

Public use of the line ended in 1939 with the tramway being requisitioned by the Admiralty for carrying men and equipment during the war. The line closed in 1947 owing to stock and track being in a poor state.

With photographs and illustrations the book includes the history of the line, the motive power and rolling stock, tickets and timetables, closure and the present scene.

Peter A. Harding has been writing and publishing his booklets since 1982 when the first edition of the Hawkhurst Branch Line was published. This title was meant to be a one off, but owing to demand he has now produced and published twenty five books in his series. The majority of the titles have since been updated and re-published as second editions, with the Hawkhurst Branch Line updated three times.

Enthusiasts of Southern branch lines and light railways have long been well served by Peter Harding’s excellent series of booklets. Each title is well researched by Peter and illustrated with images and personal drawings, making this series popular with rail enthusiasts and those interested in local history. Peter has previously mentioned that he has a tendency to focus on obscure lines which are often overlooked by other writers, such as the Hellingly Hospital Railway, making sure that such abandoned lines are not forgotten.