The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway, by M Billington

The Cliffe Hill Mineral Railway, by M Billington

Book published by Plateway Press in 1997, 78 pages. Softback (N6960)

From the rear side cover: The two foot gauge railway that connected the Cliffe Hill granite quarries near Markfield with the Midland Railway was typical of many similar industrial railway systems. Worked by a varied fleet of Bagnall locomotives, these were later joined by two Sentinel geared machines and a Kerr Stuart "Haig" class side tank that had once hauled timber on the Kerry Tramway in Wales.....

This book is an excellent account of the narrow gauge line that served the granite quarry in Leicestershire (which operated until just after the Second World War, when it was replaced by Lorries). The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs and drawings, including track diagrams, a map and several scale drawings of locomotives.

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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