The Railways of Purbeck


Fourth edition (2022) of R.W. Kidner’s 1973 book on the railways of Purbeck on the South Coast. Covers the history of the only standard gauge line, from Wareham to Swanage, including its present day reincarnation as the Swanage Railway, plus the various Clay tramways, notably Fayles and Pikes, the former with an extraordinary selection of narrow gauge steam locomotives.

Whilst much of the book's text is as written by R.W. Kidner, there has been quite extensive updating by Colin Stone. 120 pages, full of an interesting text, with numerous maps, drawings and B&W photos. Paperback.