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Burton & Ashby Light Railways in 1906-1927


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author: Mark Bown
published: 1991, last reprint 2003
pages: 40
size: A5, b&w illus.
language: English
product ref: 2698


£3.95

Comprehensive booklet of postcard images of the Burton and Ashby Light Railway. This tram railway was owned by the Midland Railway Company and ran 3 lines between Burton-on-Trent and Swadlincote then to either Gresley or Ashby-de-la-Zouch. It started in 1906 ran successfully but the increased bus competition caused the system to be closed in 1927.
Tramcars were manufactured by local electrical engineering company - Brush in Loughborough.

Amongst the tram postcards there is a double page 1906 photo of Brunt & Bucknall brewery in Woodville and a card showing the prominent water tower of this brewery.

 

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