Wild Swan Books

Somerset and Dorset Swansong

Last Days of a Steam Railway
Bob Bunyar
 

Softback  -  96 pages  -  £14.95

Contents
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
Description

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.

Example Two Page Spread [1]

 

Example Two page Spread [2]