THE WEYMOUTH HARBOUR TRAMWAY - 1st EDITION 1986 VINTAGE OPC

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  • Sold Date: Apr 13, 2012
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THE WEYMOUTH HARBOUR TRAMWAY

WRITTEN BY JOHN LUCKING

THIS IS THE 1986 FIRST EDITION - ( now out of print )

OPC, THE OXFORD PUBLISHING COMPANY LIMITED, POOLE, DORSET

HARD COVER WITH UNCLIPPED JACKET

THE JACKET HAS A NEAT REPAIR ON THE BOTTOM REAR EDGE - THE DARK BLUE BOARDS ARE INTACT WITH BRIGHT GILT TITLES ON THE SPINE

THE PAGES ARE CLEAN AND IN VERY GOOD READING CONDITION

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS, AND ROUTE MAPS OF THE HARBOUR TRAMWAY

THERE ARE NO INSCRIPTIONS

128 PAGES

COUNTLESS SUMMER VISITORS, AS WELL AS PASSENGERS FOR THE CHANNEL ISLANDS AND FRANCE, HAVE COME TO KNOW WEYMOUTH AS THE PLACE WHERE THE TRAINS RUN THROUGH THE STREET. YET, WELL KNOWN AS WEYMOUTH HARBOUR TRAMWAY IS, MANY DETAILS OF ITS HISTORY AND OPERATION HAVE HITHERTO REMAINED OBSCURE. THIS COMPREHENSIVE STUDY PROVIDES THE FIRST FULL ACCOUNT, FROM EARLY UNFULFILLED PROPOSALS IN THE 1840s, THROUGH THE LINE'S HORSE-DRAWN BEGINNINGS IN THE 1860s AND LONG YEARS OF COMMERCIAL IMPORTANCE, TO THE ALMOST COMPLETE DECLINE THAT IT HAS UNDERGONE IN THE LAST YEARS FOLLOWING THE WITHDRAWAL OF FREIGHT TRAFFIC IN 1972.

TODAY THE TRAMWAY OPERATES ONLY IN THE SUMMER MONTHS AND THEIRE IS RENEWED
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