Steam on the Sirhowy Tramroad and its Neighbours (RCHS)

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The 4ft 4in gauge Sirhowy Tramroad in South Wales was, upon opening in 1804, the longest railway in the world. The line carried iron and coal from Tredegar to Newport between 1804 and 1860 and was soon joined by other lines to form the largest connected system of plateways that ever existed.

Steam on the Sirhowy Tramroad and its Neighbours examines the 80 steam locomotives which operated on this system of plateways and looks at how steam locomotives were used alongside traditional horse traction.

Contains three main chapters:

  • The Background
  • The Locomotives
  • The Tramroads at Work

The book is well illustrated with a number of maps, diagrams and sketches. Hardback. 176 pages.

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