Vectis Steam: The last Years of Steam on the Isle of Wight Laurie Golden

ISBN: 9780711036420

Published: July 5th 2011

Hardcover

80 pages


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Vectis Steam: The last Years of Steam on the Isle of Wight  by  Laurie Golden

Vectis Steam: The last Years of Steam on the Isle of Wight by Laurie Golden
July 5th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 80 pages | ISBN: 9780711036420 | 8.57 Mb

In this outstanding new title, author Laurie Golden records the decline of steam from the early 1950s onward. This beautifully illustrated album follows the Isle of Wight Railways in perfect detail depicting the last years of steam on the IslandsMoreIn this outstanding new title, author Laurie Golden records the decline of steam from the early 1950s onward.

This beautifully illustrated album follows the Isle of Wight Railways in perfect detail depicting the last years of steam on the Islands intricate networks and lines. The Isle of Wight, despite its relatively small size, possessed an intricate and complex network of railway lines. Physically separated from the railways on the mainland, the lines also suffered from a smaller-than-usual loading gauge.

This made modernization of the network difficult and the bulk of the islands system was abandoned with the final withdrawal of steam in the mid-1960s. Part of the closed network has been restored as the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and examples of the locomotives and rolling stock operated on the islands network are on display or operational there. During the final years of steam operation, the Isle of Wight was a magnet to countless enthusiasts.



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