Transport Recalled: North & Mid-Wales (Pen & Sword)

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In Transport Recalled: North and Mid-Wales the authors, Martin Jenkins and Charles Roberts, have looked back at the various modes of transport in existence over a thirty-year period from the mid-1950s onwards, and they have drawn on a wide range of sources to recreate them here.

The photographs, taken in colour across North and Mid-Wales, feature images on main line and branch railways; ports, canals and shipping, including the Liverpool & North Wales Steamship Company; a wide selection of connecting bus and coach services in urban and rural settings; cable and electric tramways; and a number of other modes of transport.

Highlights include superb views of the trams owned by Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway; long-gone branch lines; much-loved locomotive types; very rare colour views of some Crosville bus types; and a remarkable assembly of horse drawn, steam-powered and electrically-operated narrow gauge railways which survived in industrial locations that barely changed in well over a century. These include the imposing slate quarry settings of Dinorwic and Penrhyn, recording the difficult working conditions of the miners, as well as the hustle and bustle of the internal rail systems and their links to the coastal ports. The historic nature of these sites has been recognised globally by the awarding of UNESCO World Heritage status to the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales.

The authors have drawn on their own early memories in the making of this book and hope that it evokes nostalgic memories amongst locals and tourists alike, and inspires today’s travellers to seek out the dramatic hills and mountains, spectacular coastlines and rolling countryside – not to mention the Great Little Trains of Wales – for which the region is renowned.

A map showing both industrial sites, and those of the Great Little Trains of Wales, is included. The photographs are accompanied by informative captions.

338 colour photographs. Hardback. 192 pages.

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