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Stenlake Publishing - The Whipsnade and Umfolozi Railway and Great Whipsnade Railway


The Whipsnade and Umfolozi Railway and Great Whipsnade Railway



Author : C. S. Thomas
ISBN : 9780853614784
Cover : paperback
Price : £9.95

A narrow gauge steam locomotive with its train moves slowly along, passengers look out from the open-sided coaches across grasslands populated by axis deer and nilgai. To one side is a water hole where several bbarasingha are cooling off in the summer heat., to the other side a group of blackbuck glance up before moving on their way. This must be somewhere in Asia, India perhaps? Not at all., this is the Great Whipsnade Railway at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park. Up until now the line has been virtually ignored by writers and historians, though it can hardly be said to have remained undiscovered all this time passenger figures of 100,000 a year or thereabouts testify to the popularity of this railway which offers something probably unique with its historic narrow gauge equipment and a journey shared for almost its full length with wild animals from across the world.

A5 format, 144 pages, 64 illustrations. Also included are plans of the locomotives Chevallier, Excelsior, Conqueror and Superior.

The Whipsnade and Umfolozi Railway and Great Whipsnade Railway
£9.95
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