Wild Swan Books
Somerset and Dorset SwansongLast Days of a Steam Railway
Softback - 96 pages - £14.95Contents
- The Final Years & Run Down
- The First "Last Day" and the Emergency Timetable
- The Final Saturday - 5th March 1966
- The Final Sunday - 6th March 1966
- After Closure
The first of a new format of book from Wild Swan, the same size as the old "Bradford Barton" books, but produced as a sewn softback and printed to high standards by Amadeus. This is an account of the closing moments in the life of the Somerset and Dorset Railway written from the perspective of someone who experienced it at first hand.
The author illustrates aspects that have received less attention in previous books and the background to closure is briefly covered. Primarily this is a recollection of the last weekend over the Somerset and Dorset and includes a chapter on the years leading up to the end, plus selected events following the closure. Copiously illustrated in both black and white and in colour, and featuring many views that have not been published before.