The Great Bush Railway, by Ian Oughton

The Great Bush Railway, by Ian Oughton

Subtitled 'A history of the first 50 years from the beginnings in 1958'

Book published by the Narrow Gauge Railway Society, 107 pages. Softback - c.21cm by 29.5cm (N7445)

The Great Bush Railway is a private, 2 ft narrow gauge that runs around the edge of Tinkers Park in Hadlow Down, Sussex. The railway is operated by the Claude Jessett Trust Company, and is 500 meters long. It includes three stations, Hadlow Down, Bracherlands Junction and Tinkers Lane, and runs when events are being held in the park.

From the rear side cover: This book is the story of a narrow gauge railway located at Hadlow Down in East Sussex. The line began with miniature gauge locomotives and with time evolved into a 2ft gauge line which continues today. It is a private railway, with regular open days. The author was closely associated with the development of the line over a 40-year period. This is a full history of the development of the line and describes in detail the sheer hard work that went into its progress, covering every aspect of the task including track, layout and stock. There is a full description of all of the locomotives associated with the line. There are over 200 illustrations. Chapters include:

The Railway
The Locomotives
Locomotive List
Plan of the Railway 2018
Gradient Profile
Rally Train runnings

The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has several minor scuffs, and some light creasing and wear along the edges and corners, but the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.