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Wantage tramway

Selwyn Howard Pearce Higgins

Wantage tramway

a history of the first tramway to adopt mechanical traction.

by Selwyn Howard Pearce Higgins

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Published by Abbey Press in Berkshire .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL20633177M

Grove is a village and civil parish on Letcombe Brook, about 1 1 ⁄ 2 miles ( km) north of Wantage in the Vale of White ically, a part of Berkshire until the boundary changes transferred it to Census recorded the parish's population as 7, It . TeaBooks runs book groups across Oxfordshire for the overs and has two groups in Wantage, one which meets each month in the Vale and Downland Museum and the other meets at Wantage Health and Wellbeing Centre every two to three weeks. A volunteer group leader organises all the books from the local library and new members are always welcome.

The Wantage Tramway by Nicholas De Courtais, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.   Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Skip to main content. Try Prime The History of the Glyn Valley Tramway - (Industrial History of the Ceiriog Valley) by John Milner, Beryl Branch Line to Wantage: The Wantage Tramway.

THERE are many stories about the Wantage Tramway which existed from to One concerns the military funeral that took place on it in It was one of the few instances of mainline passenger coaches working over the tramway. The funeral was for Lieutenant Napier Burnett Lindsay, who was. Bill Hudson Transport Books - Narrow Guage, Industrial and Light Railway Books. HOME; CATEGORIES. Hot Off The Press; Special Offers; Second Hand Books; Children's Books; LMS The Wantage Tramway. £ In Stock. The Wantage Tramway. £ Out Of Stock. The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. £ Out Of Stock. The Welshpool.


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Wantage tramway by Selwyn Howard Pearce Higgins Download PDF EPUB FB2

On Saturday 16th September we are having an "official" book launch for The Wantage Tramway at the most excellent Vale and Downland Museum in Wantage town centre.

Come along and meet Nic de Courtais, the author, and Chris Turner, the noted railway historian who conducted a number of interviews with people who had first hand experience of using the tramway, which also feature in the book. The Wantage Tramway Company was created in to carry passengers and goods between the Wantage and Wantage Road Station on the Great Western Railway.

Except for a short break during the Second World War it was in operation for seventy years, and was the most successful of the few rural lines that operated in England.

Over a number of years Chris conducted interviews with people who had first hand experience of using the tramway, the results of which feature in the book.

The museum itself is an absolute gem, with completely free admission and with extensive displays covering the town and locality including a "walk in" recreation of a Wantage tramway coach.

The Wantage Tramway was in reality only a railway from the waist down. It evolved that way, although the directors planned freight carriage from the outset, but tramway Format: Hardcover.

Wantage is a market town and civil parish in the Vale of the White Horse, as well as being a former Berkshire original Roman settlement developed to be recorded in the Domesday Book a thousand years later.

The town stands on the Roman road of the Portway, where the Reading-to-Cirencester road crosses the Hungerford-to-Oxford t, Charlton and West Lockinge lie. The Wantage Tramway Company was created in to carry passengers and goods between the Wantage and Wantage Road Station on the Great Western Railway.

The book is. Welcome to the website of The Wantage Tramway. This site is under development and is hoped to go online in early Please feel free to bookmark.

I had started a model of No 5 using a drawing from an early MRN or MRC but stopped when I realised it was very wrong, so paid a visit to Didcot. When the first article in MRJ came out I sent a letter to the editor with a copy of the accurate GA (published in the Oakwood Press Wantage Tramway book) and received a phone call the next day.

THE WANTAGE TRAMWAY by WILKINSON REG and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Wantage Tramway [Nicholas de Courtais] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This history of the Wantage Tramway was first published by the Abbey Press, Abingdon in and copies of the original edition are fairly scarce as so it appears is this quality reprint got out by Adam Gordon in and limited to copies.

The book extends to pp plus additional un-numbered glossy pages containing 39 plates, mostly. **The classic history of the well-loved Wantage Tramway was by S Pearce-Higgins and is long out of print. In Nicholas de Courtais produced a book he describes as a pictorial complement to the classic work; this is the second, enlarged, edition of de Courtais' book, incorporating fresh information and photographs.

The original work from Nicholais de Courtais describing and illustrating the roadside tramway that ran from the Great Western main line at Wantage Road to the town of the same name. Indisputably one the most idiosyncratic and delightful of Britain's diverse collection of light.

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A much enlarged edition of the author's book describing and illustrating the roadside tramway that ran from the Great Western main line at Wantage Road to the town of the same name.

Indisputably one the most idiosyncratic and delightful of Britain's diverse. The Wantage Tramway Company was a two mile tramway that carried passengers and freight between the Oxfordshire town of Wantage and Wantage Road Station on the Great Western Main Line.

Formed in to link Wantage Road station with its terminus at Mill Street, Wantage the line was cheaply built parallel to what was then the Besselsleigh. The Wantage Tramway. A much enlarged edition of the author's book describing and illustrating the roadside tramway that ran fron the Great Western main line at Wantage Road to the town of the same name.

More details. Reference WS N Quantity £ » Add to my wishlist. The Vale and Downland Museum is situated in the bustling market town of Wantage (Oxfordshire, UK) and has lots to offer for a fun, interactive family day out. Nationally acclaimed as an outstanding example of community partnership, the Vale and Downland Museum attracts ab visitors per year.

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