Wild Swan Books
The Selsey Tramway Volume TwoLaurie A. Cooksey
Hardback - 146 pages - £29.95Contents
- The Route Described
- Steam Locomotives
- Chichester (I)
- The aborted Kerr Stuart
- Chichester (II)
- Ringing Rock
- The Wolseley Siddeley
- The Ford Lorry
- The Ford Railmotors
- The Shefflex Railmotors
- Passenger & Goods Rolling Stock
- The Falcon & Hurst Nelson Bogie Carriages
- The Former Lambourn Valley Carriages
- The 4-wheel ex-London, Chathan & Dover Railway Carriages
- The 6-wheel ex-London, Chathan & Dover Railway Carriages
- Carriage Stock Finale
- Goods Wagons
As part of the Colonel Stephens empire, the impecunious Selsey Tramway needs little introduction to students of light railways. This is the second part of an extensive, well-written and definitive account of this fascinating line which opened in 1897 and miraculously survived various struggles until finally closing in 1935.
This second volume describes in detail the 7 mile 61 chain route from Chichester and Selsey Beach, together with details of the steam locomotives, railmotors and rolling stock used on the Tramway. The book is generously illustrated with photographs and maps of the line and images of the stock employed.
Volume One contains the comprehensive history of the line from initial plans in 1886 to its final disposal in 1947.