Mid-Hants Railway – From Construction to Closure 1865 – 1973 by Roger Hardingham
A reprint in paperback format of this detailed history of The Mid-Hants Railway. Within seven chapters the story of the very beginnings of the line between Alton and Winchester showing the construction period through rare photographs and documents. The route is described as it progressess through Medstead & Four Marks, Ropley, Alresford and Itchen Abbas and then arrives at Winchester Junction on the London to
Southampton Railway. Development of train services from the early days and then the much-loved ‘M7’ tank push-pull trains which then gave way to diesel era and the ‘Hampshire’ DMUs. Other chapters include the line as a diversionary route, accidents on the line and the final fight for survival in the early 1970s.
Fully illustrated paperback, 112 pages