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Railway Lines in the Channel Islands - Jersey Railway, Alderney Railway, Jersey Eastern Railway (Paperback) Loot Price: R181
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Railway Lines in the Channel Islands - Jersey Railway, Alderney Railway, Jersey Eastern Railway (Paperback): Books Llc, Books...
Railway Lines in the Channel Islands - Jersey Railway, Alderney Railway, Jersey Eastern Railway (Paperback): Books Llc, Books...

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Chapters: Jersey Railway, Alderney Railway, Jersey Eastern Railway. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Jersey Railway was opened in 1870 and was originally a standard gauge railway, 3.75 miles (6km) long, in Jersey in the Channel Islands. Converted to narrow gauge in 1884 and extended, the line closed in 1936. It is not to be confused with the Jersey Eastern Railway. Plaque on old St Helier terminus Frontage of former Saint Aubin terminus building 1872 advertisement for special Easter servicesIn 1864 the States of Jersey passed a law authorising the construction of the island's first railway. This standard gauge line was constructed, connecting St. Helier to St. Aubin, and the first train ran 25 October 1870. This railway was not a success and the company declared bankruptcy in 1874. The railway continued to operate but passed through a succession of proprietors until 1883. Meanwhile the owner of a granite quarry near La Moye had petitioned to build a railway linking his quarry to St. Aubin. This law passed in June 1871 and the St Aubin & La Moye Railway commenced construction to the narrow gauge of . This line too, ran into financial problems and although construction trains ran on the section from La Moye to Pont Marquet, the company declared bankruptcy in 1878 before completion or opening to the public. In 1883 the Jersey Railway and the partially completed St Aubin & La Moye Railway were amalgamated into the Jersey Railways Company Limited. The St. Helier to St. Aubin line was relaid to gauge and the railway re-opened to passengers on 15 March 1884, initially operating as two separate sections until the two lines were connected at St. Aubin in 1885 to form a complete railway. The first through service ran between St Helier and La Corbiere on 5...http: //booksllc.net/?id=7030746

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Editors: Books Llc • Books Group
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-28486-3
Barcode: 9781158284863
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-158-28486-1

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