Industrial Locomotives & Railways of Wales (Amberley)

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This book contains a photographic record of the industrial locomotives and railways of Wales over the last sixty years. The author, Gordon Edgar, has drawn the best photographs from his extensive personal collection, supplemented by high quality images from other contributors. The book contains a fairly even mixture of colour and black & white photographs. All are accompanied by detailed captions reflecting on the changing face of industry in Wales over the last six decades.

The diversity of the locomotives and the railways that once served industry in Wales is a fascinating and neglected subject. Standard and narrow gauge systems, most of which no longer survive today, are covered within the pages of this book. From the slate quarries of North Wales and the steel works in the north and south of the Principality to the collieries of the South Wales Valleys and in the Wrexham area, these operations and much more are reviewed in this fascinating pictorial overview of the industrial railways that once supported the rich industrial heritage of Wales.

Primarily using previously unpublished photographs, Industrial Locomotives & Railways of Wales offers a fascinating insight into the industrial heritage of the region, reviving memories of an important, but often overlooked subject, which is held in great affection by many. 128 pages.

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