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A CONTRAST IN ISLANDS

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A CONTRAST IN ISLANDS
The Narrow Gauge Railways of Corsica & Sardinia

W. J. K. Davies

272 pages. 235x174mm. Hardback with dustjacket.

ISBN13 : 9781871980509

£22.95

Comprehensive history of the contrasting narrow gauge railway systems on the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. It includes full details of the locomotives and rolling stock on both systems and is well illustrated with both photographs (both colour and black and white) and maps. This book, the first detailed study of both islands in English for over thirty years, explores and compares the history and geography of their narrow gauge railways. It relates the stories of the companies that built them and their successors; the routes and the terrain they run through; the many spectacular engineering works; the ways in which both are meeting the challenges of running narrow gauge railways commercially in the 21st century. It includes details of the locomotives, railcars and rolling stock from opening to the present day, and lists the motive power and stations of both surviving and closed lines.