Hardback | 64 pages | 150 x 200mm
Publication July 2019 | ISBN 9781912654864
This title recalls the Ryde to Cowes railway line, a route that joined the two principal Isle of Wight steamer ports with the county town.
Taking a rather circuitous and hilly route from Ryde to Newport, it then turned north along the west bank of the River Medina to reach its Cowes destination.
With rural stations some distances from their villages, continual green landscapes and vintage trains, the line possessed an ever increasing charm as the years progressed.
An informative, accessible and portable resource for the train enthusiast as well as the general reader, and a superb souvenir or gift for visitors past and present.
Roger Norfolk’s interest in railways dates from the mid-1950s where the playground talk on a Monday was of the weekend of train spotting by the local main line. Ha later became a keen photographer, an interest maintained to this day. For many years he contributed to the SVR house magazine and has written articles for other magazines following his role as the driver of the Flying Scotsman on the BBC 4 TV documentary, Flying Scotsman From the Footplate.
Books in the Series:
- Birmingham to Oxford
- Ryde to Cowes
- The Cheddar Valley Line