The Amble Branch
by Bartle Rippon
Northumberland, steeped in ancient history and with a stunning coastal beauty, also has an industrial heritage. Thanks to George Stephenson, railways were born here, and although much has been written about the county’s railways, one line – the branch line to Amble – has escaped detailed attention over the years. The fascination of the author with his home-town railway, and many years of enjoyable research, has culminated in the production of this book.
between Chevington and Acklington stations was Amble Junction, the beginning of
the 5-mile branch line to the seaside town of
As well as personal accounts and recollections, this book includes a selection of photographs showing the several types of steam locomotive to be found on the branch (NCB and British Railways), its buildings and staiths, and maps and track plans of the various locations along the route. It recalls with nostalgia the influence that coal and railways once had on the prosperity of this small coastal town.
“This book is for a niche market, but it fits the bill admirably.” Railway Modeller
Softback: 72 pages