Offers a wide-ranging view of over 100 years of rail travel in the Buckinghamshire area during an era of rapid change. The county's branch lines show a remarkable diversity - they include the Great Western Railway, the Great Central Railway, the London & North Western Railway and the Metropolitan Railway, and the Midland Railway just entered the northernmost tip of the county. Branches varied in character from the sleepy, rural Brill line, closed in 1935, to the highly efficient Chesham branch, which is now electrified. Maggs offers a thoroughly researched account of Buckinghamshire's main railway routes and he looks at and illustrates each branch line in detail. This title should be of interest to railway enthusiasts, modellers and local historians.