Quainton Road Station, and other Stations in the Vale of Aylesbury, by Bill Simpson
Published by Lamplight, 96 pages. Softback - 17cm by 24.5cm (N5048).
This book is a fascinating pictorial history of the railways in and around the Vale of Aylesbury during the age of steam, with many of the photo's showing the station at Quainton. The book includes over 120 black and white photographs in total, and is a must read/reference for anyone interested in the history of steam in this part of the country.
From the rear side cover: The railway station called Quainton Road is situated aproximately central between Bicester, Aylesbury and Bletchley in what is recognozed as the Vale of Aylesbury. It is a picturesque location within the village of Quanton with its beautifully restored windmill to the east and the tree enclosed pinnacles of Waddesdon Manor on a hill tot he west. Although it is very rural it was nevertheless a busy junction station for a time. The original line from Aylesbury to Verney Junction was elevated in railway terms by being taken over by the Metropolitan railway. Also shortly afterwards it became a station on the newly opened main line to the north of the Great Central Railway. To add to this the Duke of Buckingham built his own little line of 6 miles connecting to the station local villages to the terminus at Brill.
This book relates the history of the station and the others in the vale from 1864 all the way up until 2004
The condition of the book is excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover