Rails Across the Plain by Jeffrey Grayer
Noodle Books 2011 £19.95
This book records the history of the Amesbury Bulford Railway, the line from Grateley in Hampshire, across the fringes of Salisbury Plain to Amesbury and Bulford. Born of a need to serve the growing military garrisons in the area, this book recounts the various unsuccessful attempts at providing railway communication across Salisbury Plain through to the opening of the branch line and the network of various military lines that grew from it to serve any number of sidings, military facilities and depots. Numerous illustrations & plans as well as gradient profiles.