Quayside Steam Very few left!!!
by Dave Marden
Southampton has long been famous for its docks, but the port also spreads along the
banks of the rivers Test and Itchen. Here,
lesser wharves have seen their share of rail traffic, and along the whole waterfront,
cargoes were moved for over a hundred years by a varied assortment of steam
locomotives working behind the scenes.
In this book, Southampton author Dave Marden has compiled a
comprehensive record of the steam-operated locations within the docks, wharves
and piers of the city’s waterfront. Concise histories of each location
combine with individual details of the locomotives, following their journeys
from various builders’ works to their ultimate fates. Also included are details of the many contractors locomotives that have
been engaged in the numerous expansions of the docks.
result is an extensive and detailed insight into the lesser-known, and
certainly less-glamorous, steam engines that have worked along Southampton’s quays.
vast amount of facts between two covers, and a quantity of photographs which
alone justifies the cover price.” Historical Model Railway Society
Softback: 160 pages