The Vale of Rheidol Railway
Colonel Stephens & his railcars Shropshire montgomery kent east sussex selsey
Regular price £22.50
Widely acclaimed for running independent light railways Colonel Stephens was also a pioneer of internal combustion and other railmotors to economise in their operation. The Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway, the Kent & East Sussex, the Shropshire and Montgomeryshire, and the Selsey Tramway all came to rely on these vehicles to maintain their services in the 1920s and 1930s. In the struggle to compete with ever improving road transport Stephens overcame a chronic lack of capital and limited early technology. The resultant vehicles were innovative, if flawed, moderately successful and certainly full of character.