The book is just over A4 size and has 368 pages. Its ISBN is '1 899889 15 9'. The book is published by Lightmoor Press and is priced at 24.99.

The following text is courtesy of the publishers:

The Banbury & Cheltenham Direct Railway

Author: Stanley C. Jenkins, Bob Brown & Neil Parkhouse
Price 24.99

A new single-volume history of this well-loved and picturesque route, complete in one profusely illustrated volume. From the earliest beginnings of railways in the Cotswold area, the narrative traces the piecemeal development of the B&CDR the Chipping Norton Railway, the Bourton-on-the-Water Railway, extension to Cheltenham, extension to Banbury and the direct line at Kingham as well as looking at the various abortive schemes which surrounded its birth.

The route itself is studied in detail, with numerous scale plans of all of the stations and junctions at the various stages of their development, as well as looking at the various industries which connected with the line. Train services, including the famous Port-to-Ports express, and the locomotives to be found on the line at the different periods of its history are also considered.

This is a well rounded history, backed up by a collection of over 400 photographs and illustrations, many of which have not been published before, and were collected over a period of 25 years, covering the route from the 1860s up to its demolition in the 1960s.

368 pages 215 x 275mm

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