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Author: John Stretton
ISBN13: 978-1858952338
Title: The Welsh Highland Railway (Past & Present Companion)
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Language: English
Category: Transportation
Publisher: Past & Present Publishing Ltd (April 24, 2004)
Pages: 96

The Welsh Highland Railway (Past & Present Companion) by John Stretton

The Welsh Highland Railway book. A photographic tour of the Welsh Highland Railway, principally. A photographic tour of the Welsh Highland Railway, principally using photographs from the past (when the line was originally in use or when derelict) and 'present' (after restoration, typically the late 1990s)

Set in the heart of Snowdonia, the narrow gauge Welsh Highland Railway runs through some of the most scenic countryside in the UK. With chapters on the railway and its history, this text allows the reader to absorb the pictorial delights that can be experienced along the line.

The Welsh Highland Railway, Vol. 2: Halfway to Paradise (Past & Present Companion) Paperback. This is the truly astonishing story of the return from dereliction of the 25 mile long Welsh Highland Railway, now running with African Beyer-Garratts and ten-car trains full of people, to make a 40 mile 2ft gauge railway when joined with its parent, the Ffestiniog Railway. This story is one of strife, scandal, and outrage, that gradually turned to determination, innovation, and success.

Books by John Stretton, Leicestershire (British Railways Past and Present), An Illustrated History of Leicester's Railways, Railways & Recollections 1982 (Railways & Recollections), The Counties of England Past and Present, The West Somerset Railway (Past & Present Companions), North Gloucestershire, Leicestershire Railway Memories, Colour of the Ffestiniog.

Part of the Past & Present Companion series. In Stock - usually despatched within 24 hours. Also in the Past & Present Companion series View all. Isle of Man. £1. 9. The Ffestiniog Railway. The South Devon Railway. The Talyllyn Railway.

This volume looks at past views between Nottingham (Victoria) and Rugby (Central) stations, and compares them with the present day. There is also a section looking at progress by the restorationists over the past 40 years. The achievements of the present day Great Central Railway have been impressive, with the promise of greater things to come.

John Stretton, well-known railway author and photographer, and contributor of many titles to the "Past and Present" series, has chronicled the development of the Welsh Highland Railway from its inception. He lives in Ashchurch, Gloucestershire. Format Paperback 128 pages. Dimensions 172 x 238 x . 9mm 383g. Publication date 24 Mar 2009.

The Welsh Highland Railway Society’s Real Ale Festival – Cwrw ar y Cledrau, Rail Ale – will this year take place from May 17th - 19th. This year’s Festival, which will be the fifteenth of this now highly successful happening in the Railway’s calendar of events, will comprise the usual eclectic mix of a fine selection of real ales and ciders, combined with a variety of music, fine food and of course steam hauled trains. June 15th : The 'Snowdonian Limited'

The Ffestiniog Railway: v. 2 (British Railways Past and Present Companion). The Neath and Brecon Railway: A History. Railways Restored - Wales - Part 1. The Rhymney Railway: Main Line from Cardiff Pt. 1. British Rail Journeys - South And Mid Wales. This detailed and illustrated book may appeal to not only railway enthusiasts, but to travellers who enjoy interesting rail journeys. It covers construction through to present day operation, the locomotives used, train services, signalling and personnel, and details each station served. An Illustrated History of the Welsh Highland Railway The Welsh Highland Railway, once finally completed, was the longest of the Welsh narrow gauge railways, running as it did from Dinas Junction to Porthmadog. The line's origins date back to the 1870s, when the first section of the line was opened as the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway.

This new book takes up the story where Volume 1 left off. In the intervening years much hard work has seen the line return to the Snowdonia National Park as far as Rhyd Ddu, at the very foot of Snowdon, providing a 13-mile trip through magnificent scenery that is surely unsurpassed on any narrow-gauge railway in the UK.