First Pasture
  Home » Catalogue » RAILWAY BOOKS » My Account  |  View Basket  |  Checkout   
Categories
SALE - UP TO 70% OFF
DVD SET OFFERS
NEW TITLES
TRACTOR DVDs
FARM MACHINERY DVDs
HARVESTING DVDs
PLOUGHING DVDs
HEAVY HORSE DVDs
NOSTALGIA DVDs
SHEEP DVDs
CATTLE DVDs
GOAT DVDs
POULTRY DVDs
COUNTRYSIDE DVDs
RAILWAY DVDs
FARM MEMOIR BOOKS
COUNTRY LIFE BOOKS
SHEEP BOOKS
CATTLE BOOKS
LAND & DIY BOOKS
RAILWAY BOOKS
NARROW GAUGE BOOKS
MODEL RAILWAY BOOKS
RARE RAILWAY BOOKS
COUNTRY GIFTS
2018 DIARIES & CALENDARS
Title Search
 
To search keywords within the product descriptions use
Advanced Search
Authors
New Titles more
For the Love of the Clydesdale Horse
For the Love of the Clydesdale Horse
£12.99
£12.46
Information
About Us
How to Order
Delivery Rates
FAQs
Refund Policy
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Cookie Policy
Links
Mail Order Form
Railway Books Index
Site Map
Contact Us
The Furzebrook Railway £27.99

Chris Legg

Year:
2016
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
208

First Pasture Price:  £27.99         

Status: In Stock

For over one hundred years Pike Bros’ railway served their clay mines in the Isle of Purbeck, transporting the clay to the works and to tidal water on the river Frome, and later to their siding on the Swanage branch.  Initially worked by gravity, locomotives were introduced in 1866 and an eclectic collection followed.  An intricate network of branch lines ran across the heath to serve mines and open-cast pits while a lengthy branch headed westwards to serve new workings.  Steam working survived until 1956 but rail use in the mines continued until 1999.

The Pike family had been mining ball clay on Purbeck since 1760 and, although the family interest is no longer, there is still an active industry today.  The author’s lifelong interest in the industry and his intimate knowledge of it, together with his friendship of miners and managers, make this a very detailed and close story.  It is as much about the people and personalities as about machinery and methods.

Pikes also ran steam tugs and barges on the river and across Poole harbour, building many themselves at their wharf.  This aspect of their operations is not neglected and some fascinating tales are to be told.  Includes 287 illustrations.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 11 April, 2017.
Reviews
Basket more
0 items
Tell A Friend
 
Tell someone you know about this product.
Secure Shopping
secured by GeoTrust



  
  

Copyright © 2017 First Pasture
Site secured by GeoTrust. Sitemap