|Sub-titled: 50 years of change
All 35 Island stations that were open in the steam era are illustrated herein, along with the typical trains of that period. Also featured are the changes that have occurred on the electric line during 30 years.
Following nationalisation the principal locomotives on the island were the 0-4-4T steam engines, though small diesel shunters were used to haul engineering trains.
Few in the days of steam would have imagined former London Transport tube trains operating services on the Isle of Wight, but that is exactly what happened.
The remarkable story of the recreation of a steam railway is portrayed in detail.
Locations in this area:-
Cement Mills Halt
Portsmouth Broad Street
Ryde Pier Head
Ryde St.Johns Road
Ryde St.Johns Road Works
Authors: Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
240 x 174 mm. 96 pages
120 photographs. Large scale maps