£4.50

Author:   Peter Harding

Published:   2003
Edition:   Paperback
Pages:   32
Condition:   New
Genre:   Peter A. Harding Collection

Status:   In Stock

Synopsis

The Sheppey Light Railway by Peter Harding. The Sheppey Light Railway was located on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. Financed by Colonel Stephens the line ran from Leysdown to Queenborough where it connected with the South Eastern and Chatham Railway’s Sheerness Line. The Sheppey Light Railway opened in 1901 and closed on December 4 1950.

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.