The Fighting Branch: A History of the Wivenhoe to Brightlingsea Railway from 1866-1964

By Paul Brown, Scribe Publishing, Brightlingsea, 1975, 68pp (Essex County Libraries E385)

Added by Pat Marsden

The Resolute commissioned by the Wivenhoe & Brightlingsea Railway Company
Image from Paul Brown

A nostalgic, detailed, and informative booklet (illustrated with maps and photographs) about how the railway came into being; how it was used in its heyday; and its eventual demise following a number of floods over the decades; the final blow coming from the brutal cuts by Dr Beeching, the Chairman of British Rail as he sought to recoup financial losses by closing unprofitable branch lines.

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