Branch Line to Southwold


The definitive book about the life and times of one of the very few 3 foot narrow gauge passenger railways in the British isles; the iconic Southwold Railway.



The essential book about the Southwold Railway, and the best selling volume from publishers Middleton Press and authors Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith! Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs, scales, plans, archive drawings and adverts, this book tells the complete history of the Southwold Railway from its beginnings in 1878, until closure in 1929 and beyond. With its heyday in the Edwardian era, the railway survived the First World War but couldn’t cope with competition from improved road transport and buses, and was the first notable narrow gauge line to be forced to close. If you only get one book about the railway this should be the one – so add a copy to your shopping cart NOW!

Branch Line to Southwold