The Furzebrook Railway

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20th June 2017 - CURRENTLY REPRINTING and expected back late summer.

Pike Bros’ 2’8” gauge railway, serving their clay mines, was the longest of two such narrow gauge systems on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset and survived the longest, in part until 1999.

Scenically attractive in stretches, it was famed post WW11 for its eclectic collection of steam locomotives, called by their Latin numbers (Secundus, Tertius etc.), this was an intriguing industrial operation. Also covered in this good book, are the owners' associated marine and boat building operations.

207 pages, illustrated with numerous B&W photos, maps and some drawings. Hardbound.