Furzebrook Railway

Furzebrook Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Furzebrook Railway, also known as the Pike Brothers' Tramway, was a narrow gauge industrial railway on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. It was built by the Pike Brothers, to take Purbeck Ball Clay from their clay pits near Furzebrook and West Creech to a wharf at Ridge on the River Frome. Clay Merchant Joseph Pike is said to have come to Purbeck around 1760 from Chudleigh in Devon, but it was his son William Pike who took up permanent residence and signed a contract with Wedgwood in 1791. Originally the output was taken by horse to Wareham, from where it was taken by barge on the River Frome to Poole Harbour. William's sons took over the business and formed the company as Pike Bros.
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135710427
  • 9786135710427