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RH055 The Mistley, Thorpe and Walton Railway

NEW JANUARY 2018. AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY.  We apologise for excluding non-members from this one - that is because the publication is still in copyright, and without this restriction we would not be able to offer it at all.

The Act for the building of the Mistley, Thorpe and Walton Railway was passed in 1863. It was to branch off the GER's Manningtree to Harwich line at Mistley, to serve Thorpe-le-Soken and Walton-on-Naze. The first sod was cut with great ceremony.  Construction work started. Faced with competition from the Tendring Hundred Railway at Colchester, which completed its extension through to Walton-on-Naze in 1867, and delayed by things such as a pitch battle between the contractor and their labourers, the line was never completed.

In 1946 Thomas Peacock privately published his essay on the Walton, Thorpe and Mistley Railway - that rare thing, a history of a railway that never actually happened! That is what this file contains. It is a modest 24-page card-covered booklet which includes ten full-page photographs. He describes the story of the line and the remains which were still visible in 1946. Inserts which are also reproduced in the file are a correction slip and a list of other works published by Thomas Peacock.

The file is word-searchable. It cannot be downloaded. When you place an order, we first have to check that you are indeed a member and then it will be sent to you.  This will happen within 24 hours at the most, but normally it will take much less time than that.

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