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MOIR, SYDNEY M. - Twenty-Four Inches Apart. The Two-Foot Gauge Railways of the Cape of Good Hope

(Kempton Park: Janus Publishing, 1981) 0620054603. . 8vo; original brown rexine, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp.182, incl. index; plates; plates; excellent technical drawings of locomotives and rolling stock, plus maps of the railway lines. Dustwrapper a little rippled, with damp-stain to lower panel; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper; trace of foxing to top edge, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Very good condition. First published in 1961, this book is especially uncommon in this more recent edition. "This is the interesting story of a group of two-foot gauge railways which helped to open up the south-west tip of Africa. Some grew up to become broad-gauge lines; the longest, the Avontuur, is still in full commercial operation as a narrow-gauge railway, with the magnificent 2-8-2 Class 15 hauling heavy trains over 177 miles of heavily graded route. Mr. Moir has provided a stirring narrative which combines information on the sources of traffic and methods of operation with accurate techical information, and the 79 maps and drawings complete the most carefully documented history that enthusiast or layman could desire.".
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33 US$ 36.37 | JP¥ 3870] Booknumber: 7930

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