Narrow Gauge Railways in the Arras Sector


The Arras sector of the French Front in WW1 was largely held by British and Dominion troops, and the scene of very heavy fighting, in which the railways played a critical role.

Unusually, this book covers not just the 60cm gauge light railways built during the war, but the history of the metre gauge lines in the area before, during and after the war, all in very considerable detail. It also covers what happened to the 60cm lines after the war, many of which survived as sugar-beet lines, and through WW11 up to the closure of the last line in 1957.

Well illustrated with archive and more recent photographs, and numerous exemplary station layouts and maps. 274 well produced pages. Hardbound.