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Wotton Tramway (Brill Branch) (Locomotion Papers) Paperback – May 1974


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  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Publisher: The Oakwood Press; 1st edition (May 1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0853611491
  • ISBN-13: 978-0853611493
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,609,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pink Fluffy Bunny TOP 100 REVIEWER on 20 Mar. 2012
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent and informative introduction to the subject, and is recommended for anyone interested in the history of minor British railways/tramways. This edition is 60 pages with 12 pages of photographs included in the page numbering, and with drawings, illustrations and maps. It is No. 75 in the Oakwood Press' Locomotion Papers, from 1974.

Page 3: "The Wotton Tramway was a rural byway in the heart of Buckinghamshire. It progressed from a primitive horse tramway to be part of the vast London Transport network. It existed for sixty-four years and was known by various names: to the locals it was and always will be "The Tram"; to outsiders it was the Brill Tram, and during Metropolitan days it was referred to as the Brill Branch. The Tramway survived many ups and downs and had an interesting and varied history."

This was a 6½ mile long standard gauge line, running from Quainton Road on the Aylesbury-Rugby line, in a roughly south-westerly direction via Wooton , to Brill, on the Princes Risborough to Bicester line. The line stopped ¾ mile from Brill itself. The Tramway opened in sections from 1871and closed in 1935.

The Contents are -
P03: Early Developments
P06: The Tramway Opens
P13: Running the Tramway
P15: The Tramway Develops
P25-36: Photographs
P37: New Proprietors
P50: The `Met' Takes Over
P56: Now London Transport
P58: The Route Today
P60: Bibliography
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This is a highly esoteric book, reserved for the sad and anoraks. That said, it is an excellent record of local history of a historical anomaly that has faded into oblivion.
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