This fascinating little book was first published in 1990, and reprinted in 2009. Based on painstaking research by historian J G Tidmarsh, it goes into great detail on the background to the locomotives and rolling stock that eventually came to run on the miniature railway at Sutton Coldfield.
Author J G Tidmarsh drove at Sutton Coldfield for many years, so you can be pretty confident that the text and captions to the many photos are accurate!
The railway had a chequered career, being rebuilt at least four times between 1907 and 1962 when the council decided to evict the railway and redevelop the area. As so often elsewhere, the eviction took place, but the development didn’t really happen.
Loved and cherished by generations of Sutton residents, closure seemed to be the end of the story, but against all the odds, the locomotives, carriages and other equipment were put into storage, to emerge and by brought back to running condition by the Cleethorpes Miniature Railway. Hardly expensive at £4.99, and profits go to maintaining the locos in their new home
Publisher: Plateway Press
Size: 175mm x 235mm