Dorset once had 69 railway stations and halts: today only 23 remain open. This is the first book specifically on the county’s stations to be published, and includes photographs of all but Upwey, of which none is thought to exist. Some have vanished without trace, others lie derelict or have been adapted to new uses. Yet once the people of Dorset were as familiar with their local stations as the street or village in which they lived. The stations’ styles reflected those of the different railway companies. Many were built with local materials, making their buildings – from ticket offices to goods sheds – of considerable architectural interest.
138 x 204mm
Black and white illustrations throughout
ISBN 1 874336 96 2