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CLIMB ABOARD: Berkhamsted residents take you on a journey with new railway book

 Published on: 4th May 2021   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two Berkhamsted residents have put together a detailed book about historic railways across the Chilterns.

Mary Casserley, along with railway enthusiast and fellow resident, Robert Freeman, has compiled photos taken by her grandfather and famous railway photographer, H.C. Casserley, and created a detailed book called Steaming Through the Chilterns.

The photographs start in the Berkhamsted area, then, moving from west to east, range around Princes Risborough and the branches; Moor Park to Quainton Road, including the Chesham Branch; Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey; returning to Berkhamsted for some dramatic snow scenes and then to St. Albans City, before moving to Welwyn and Potters Bar on the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross.

As well as using the detailed notes H.C. Casserley made to go with his photographs, Robert used his extensive railway knowledge to enhance the captions. 

Throughout the book, there are photographs of railway tickets for the respective areas featured. 

There is also a comprehensive map at the beginning and smaller ones at the start of each chapter, relevant to the area covered in the chapter.

You can purchase a copy now, along with its predecessor, Steaming Through Berkhamsted, at

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