- Save 10% on selected children’s books, compliments of Amazon Family Promotion exclusive for Prime members .
The Davington Light Railway: A World War I Narrow Gauge Railway in Kent (Locomotion Papers) Paperback – 28 Jul 2014
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special offers and product promotions
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
This narrow gauge line served wartime gunpowder factories at Davington, near Faversham, from where it ran for a few years during the First World War.
From the Introductory Note -
"For unfolding the saga of railway history in Kent the historian has adequately covered such important chapters as the opening of the first public railway in Southern England... and the feud between the `South Eastern' and `Chatham' companies... The enthusiast may, however, be thwarted in his desire to learn more of the smaller railway systems such as the East Kent Light Railway and the extensive narrow gauge lines belonging to the Bowater Corporation at Sittingbourne, for little has been written of them, and of one exclusive system in particular, a narrow gauge passenger-carrying line which is the subject of this work, nothing at all. This is not surprising bearing in mind the secrecy that surrounded its construction, operation and disposal during its brief existence. The local and county newspapers were not allowed to publish articles or photographs of the railway, and the general public were not permitted to travel on the system."
"The Davington Light Railway only had a short life, but on a normal working day an average of 5,000 passenger-train-journeys were undertaken. This was the time of the Great War, and here is the history of a railway which grew from war's appetite."
The Contents are -
P02: Introductory Note
P03: Gunpowder - A Napoleonic Backwash; Davington
P04: The New Gunpowder Factories and the Great War
P05: Events leading up to Opening of the D.L.R.
P06: The Railway; The Route Described
P12: The Timetable
P13: Fares and Tickets; Rolling Stock; Main Line Locomotives
P14: Factory Engines; Carriages
P19: Appendix & Acknowledgements