Originally a private railway was operated by the GWR. An extension to West Bay, it was hoped, would bring prosperity to the railway. Absorbed into the GWR, the line continued through two World Wars. The branch saw it all, and despite being proposed for closure in the 1963 Beeching plan it struggled on for a further 12 years, becoming Dorset's last passenger branch line to close. Presented in an A5 format, this book consists of 224 pages, with 190 illustrations. It is casebound with a gold-blocked spine and a glossy laminated 2-colour dust jacket.