Brian Hart's Railways

Elham Valley Line by Brian HartTHE ELHAM VALLEY LINE 1887-1947

ISBN 0 906867 22 3

Wild Swan Publications

(published 1984)

104 pages

Casebound with green boards and gilt spine. Laminated dust jacket


Copies occasionally available from good secondhand book dealers


‘This is a book I never expected to see. For me, the Elham Valley Line always had a mystery about it – deserted and ignored by railway books which mentioned little more than dates of opening and closure. However, the glorious countryside meant it had clearly been a most beautiful train ride. Brian Hart has similarly been enticed and enchanted by the Elham Valley Line since childhood and, through years of dedicated research has discovered photographs and artefacts that even he must have been surprised still existed.

This is not just another railway book but is a valuable contribution to the history of Kent. It deserves to become a local best seller – do read it.’

Kentish Gazette