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on 22 January 2014
This book is the latest in a series showing routes and locations around the time of, or just after closure. It is a picture album and all the photographs are colour and each is well captioned. At the front of the book is a map showing the rail routes of the county covered. Some maps in some of the previous books have been a little incomprehensive, but the one in this book has obviously been taken from the Ian Allen Rail Atlas, so is complete and shows all stations, and is handy to refer to when looking at the locations featured in the book. As with the previous books, a single location has been picked out for further detailed treatment, in this case, Bridport. Please note that the 'Somerset and Dorset' route receives minimal treatment here, and does not appear in the 'Somerset' volume in this series, as the author has covered this route in his books 'Sabotaged & Defeated'. As with the other books in the series, there is an excellent selection of photographs and is very interesting to study. Recommended.
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on 15 September 2015
I learned a lot about the lost railway lines of my county (of Dorset) and it gave me a start in finding out more about my local Branch Line which was closed in 1975. If you're into this kind of thing then it's great.
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on 27 November 2017
A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A LOST PERIOD IN RAILWAY HISTORY
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on 5 February 2017
excellent
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on 5 December 2015
Another excellent volume in this excellent series.
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on 24 May 2015
Good book
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on 1 February 2014
There have been one or two volumes in this series that fell below the standards set by the series opener. 'Dorset', however, is a fine volume, and particularly in so far as it examines the Bridport and Swanage branches, which are extensively featured.

Impermanent Ways continues to fill a niche, capturing lost lines in their decline and shortly after closure. This is a world of peeling paint, weed-strewn platforms and shuttered station facilities, with residual traffic serviced by diesel railcars. None of the images are glamorous, but they are of historical note and the author is to be commended for pursuing his interest and sharing it with us.

With the south of England nearly completed, I look forward to the northerly passage in future volumes.
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