The Wantage tramway A History of the First Tramway to Adopt Mechanical Traction

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Number of Pages158
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ISBN 10978-1874422365

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The Wantage Tramway A much enlarged edition of the author's book describing and illustrating the roadside tramway that ran fron the Great Western main line. A much enlarged edition of the author's book describing and illustrating the roadside tramway that The Wantage tramway book from the Great Western main line at Wantage Road to the town of the same name.

Indisputably one the most idiosyncratic and delightful of Britain's diverse collection of light railways and tramways. The Wantage Tramway Company was the first steam powered passenger tram in the UK.

It was created in The Wantage tramway book carry passengers and goods between the Wantage and Wantage Road Station on the Great Western Railway (nearby to The Volunteer). Except for a short break during the Second World War it was in operation for seventy years, and was the most successful of the few rural lines that operated in.

On Saturday 16th September we are having an "official" book launch for The Wantage Tramway at the most excellent Vale and Downland Museum in Wantage town centre.

Come along and meet Nic The Wantage tramway book Courtais, the author, and Chris Turner, the noted railway historian who conducted a number of interviews with people who had first hand experience of using the tramway, which also feature in the book. The Wantage Tramway was in reality only a railway from the waist down.

It evolved that way, although the directors planned freight carriage from the outset, but tramway status brought many economies.

The resulting curious hybrid was photographed by relatively few people. The Wantage Tramway was a standard gauge railway that linked the market town of Wantage to the GWR mainline which was two and a half miles from the town but I have modelled it as though it had been a narrow gauge line.

The tramway had some very unusual locos and rolling stock for a British railway, and the train shed is also pretty unique. NARROW GAUGE, LIGHT & INDUSTRIAL RAILWAYS.Nicholas The Wantage TramwayWild Swan,pp40 with numerous illustrations. An evocative book, examining narrow gauge lines visited by the author in the s, with chapters on the Festiniog, the Talyllyn, the Corris, the Glynn Valley and the Ashover Light plus a chapter on the.

Welcome to the website of The Wantage Tramway. This site is under development and is hoped to go online in early Please feel free to bookmark. **The classic history of the well-loved Wantage Tramway was by S Pearce-Higgins and is long out of print.

In Nicholas de Courtais produced a book he describes as a pictorial complement to the classic work; this is the second, enlarged, edition of de Courtais' book, incorporating fresh information and photographs. The Wantage Tramway. [Reg Wilkinson] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

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Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Now the history of the Wantage Tramway, the country's first steam-powered passenger tram service, is revealed in a new : Oxford Mail Staff.

Wantage Tramway. ‹ The template Infobox tram network is being considered for merging. The Wantage Tramway Company was a two-mile tramway that carried passengers and freight between the Oxfordshire town of Wantage and Wantage Road Station on the Great Western Main : Wantage. The Wantage Tramway Company was a two mile tramway that carried passengers and freight between the Oxfordshire town of Wantage and Wantage Road Station on the Great Western Main Line.

Formed in to link Wantage Road station with its terminus at Mill Street, Wantage the line was cheaply built parallel to what was then the Besselsleigh Author: Steve Sainsbury. Wantage was a small Roman settlement but the origin of the toponym is somewhat uncertain.

It is generally thought to be from an Old English phrase meaning "decreasing river". King Alfred the Great was born at the royal palace there in the 9th century, in what was originally known as Wanating. Wantage appears in the Domesday Book of Country: England.

Wantage is a market town and civil parish in the Vale of the White Horse, as well as being a former Berkshire hundred. The original Roman settlement developed to be recorded in the Domesday Book a thousand years later.

The town stands on the Roman road of the Portway, where the Reading -to-Cirencester road crosses the Hungerford -to-Oxford road. Contents: Introduction by John Betjeman; Origin, Promotion & Construction; Inauguration of Passenger Traffic, ; Steam Power Established, ; The Tramway at Work, – Financial Structure of the Company, Description of the Line, Traffic & Working Arrangements, et sq., Compressed Air TrialTrack Renewal, Claims.

Over a number of years Chris conducted interviews with people who had first hand experience of using the tramway, the results of which feature in the book. The museum itself is an absolute gem, with completely free admission and with extensive displays covering the town and locality including a "walk in" recreation of a Wantage tramway coach.

The Wantage Tramway was in reality only a railway from the waist down. It evolved that way, although the directors planned freight carriage from the outset, but tramway Format: Hardcover.

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Except for a short break during the Second World War it was in operation for seventy years, and was the most successful of the few rural lines that operated in England. Details about The Wantage Tramway, by Courtais, Nicholas De Paperback Book The Cheap Be the first to write a review.

The Wantage Tramway, by Courtais, Nicholas De Paperback Book The Cheap. When the first article in MRJ came out I sent a letter to the editor with a copy of the accurate GA (published in the Oakwood Press Wantage Tramway book) and received a.

The Wantage Tramway Paperback – 1 Jan. by Reg WILKINSON (Author) See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Reg WILKINSON.

This history of the Wantage Tramway was first published by the Abbey Press, Abingdon in and copies of the original edition are fairly scarce as so it appears is this quality reprint got out by Adam.

Wantage, Oxfordshire. Wantage train. Various shots of vintage steam engine chugging down narrow tracks next to country roads. The engine is part of Wantage Tramway. Text, drawings printed on matte paper and are spotless.

Photos are printed on glossy paper stock and are crisp and clean. When the Great Wester Railway from London to Bristol was constructed the easiest route through the White Horse Vale left Wantage in isolation. A meeting "of persons favorable to a Tramway Communication" was held. Illustrated. Wantage Tramway company Engine No.

5, known locally as Jane, and now resident at the Great Western Society's Railway Centre in Didcot, is years old this year (). The Wantage Tramway was opened in October to carry passengers and goods between Wantage and Wantage Road Station on the Great Western Railway, and, except for a short.

THERE are many stories about the Wantage Tramway which existed from to One concerns the military funeral that took place on it in It was one of the few instances of mainline passenger coaches working over the tramway. The funeral was for Lieutenant Napier Burnett Lindsay, who was Author: Trevor Hancock.

TeaBooks runs book groups across Oxfordshire for the overs and has two groups in Wantage, one which meets each month in the Vale and Downland Museum and the other meets at Wantage Health and Wellbeing Centre every two to three weeks.

A volunteer group leader organises all the books from the local library and new members are always welcome. 96pp, standard format of captioned black and white photographs, maps and plans. Laminated pictorial boards, a VG copy. Excellent reference for the railway modeller. Share - Branch Line to Wantage The Wantage Tramway by Vic Mitchell Keith Smith Bo.

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Synopsis. A much enlarged edition of the author’s book describing and illustrating the roadside tramway that ran from the Great Western main line at Wantage Road to the town of the same name. The book opens with a summary of the geography and history of the area covered by the book, which has seen many armies fight over it through the centuries.

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Wantage Road station is long forgotten, but was once an essential part of The Great Western Railway. The station was opened in as steam locomotives were increasing in popularity and travelling longer distances.

However, by it was no longer seen as economical and the rails were scrapped and the buildings destroyed. Get this from a library.

The Wantage tramway: a history of the first tramway to adopt mechanical traction. [S H Pearce Higgins]. - Sold to the Wantage Tramway Company for £ 8s 1d and moved under her own power from Crewe to Oxford then on GWR lines to Wantage Road Station. Here she was renumbered to No.

5 and given the unofficial name 'Jane'. During her service on the Tramway the engine was little altered, although new cylinders were fitted in.

The terminus of the Wantage Tramway, modelled in 3MMFS by Andrew Shillito. Filmed by Paul Burkitt-Gray at Watford Finescale Model Railway Exhibition.

If you dont know (but Im sure you do) Wantage Road Station was actually nearer Grove and East Hanney than Wantage, but the name is correct in that it straddled the road to Wantage. Im a bit of a fan of both the Broad Gauge and the Wantage Tramway, and I lived in .The Wantage Tramway obtained works No of which was originally supplied to T.

A. Walker, one of the contractors on the Manchester Ship Canal, named “Massey No.7”. In the Wantage Tramway bought the engine and soon after a large cab was fitted.

The engine was numbered No.7 and used on the Tramway until closure in

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