Tales from the Rails, by Peter J Keat
Booklet published by the Gosport Railway Society, 42 pages. A5 size booklet (N5714)
The booklet is subtitled 'Tales, Memories and Stories involving the transport history of Gosport', and is illstrated throughout with several small black and white photographs. The booklet includes short sections on the Stokes Bay line, Off the Rails, the Railway Fire Brigade, Anglesey Road Crossing, the Gosport Station area, the day war broke out, between the wars, Queen Victoria's Royal Train, Fort Brockhurst Station and beyond, Service Involvement, Mishaps in the area, Cambridge Road Crossing, the Lee on the Solent line, and more!
From the introduction: Over the past few years I have travelled around the Gosport, Portsmouth, Fareham area and beyond telling clubs, groups, societies and also local schools about the development, history and folk lore associated with the building and running of the railway lines onto the Gosport Peninsula. As background research to these talks I have the interviewed, talked to, listened to, questioned of or chatted to very many people, and picked their memories. Some were friends, some ex-railway workers, some passengers and some just observers'. I have also had a great deal of help and feedback from various audiences I have spoken to over the years. With this in mind I realised that I had at my disposal a large fund of tales and stories all which were associated with the line over many years...
For convenience sake I have divided these stories into four separate sections the Stokes Bay line, Gosport Town, Fort Brockhurst and beyond and finally Lee-on-the Solent
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.