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The Ffestiniog Railway

Author : Clifford Stanley Thomas
ISBN : 1841146005
Genre : Railroads
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The Ffestiniog Railway is a line of immense historical significance, world renowned for its success and innovation. Part of the 'Railway Moods' series, this book charts the history of the railway.

The George England Locomotives Of The Ffestiniog Railway

Author : Dan Quine
ISBN : OCLC:1063638286
Genre : Locomotives
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Festiniog Railway Volume 2

Author : Peter Johnson
ISBN : 9781473896277
Genre : Transportation
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Opened in 1836 as a horse tramway using gravity to carry slate from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog, by the 1920s the Festiniog Railway had left its years of technical innovation and high profits long behind. After the First World War, the railway’s path led inexorably to closure, to passengers in 1939 and goods in 1946. After years of abandonment, visionary enthusiasts found a way to take control of the railway and starting its restoration in 1955\. Not only did they have to fight the undergrowth, they also had to fight a state-owned utility which had appropriated a part of the route. All problems were eventually overcome and a 2½ mile deviation saw services restored to Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1982. Along the way, the railway found its old entrepreneurial magic, building new steam locomotives and carriages, and rebuilding the Welsh highland Railway, to become a leading 21st century tourist attraction. Historian Peter Johnson, well known for his books on Welsh railways, has delved into the archives and previously untapped sources to produce this new history, a must-read for enthusiasts and visitors alike. The Festiniog Railway’s pre-1921 history is covered in Peter Johnson’s book, Festiniog Railway the Spooner era and after 1830-1920, also published by Pen & Sword Transport.

Festiniog 150

Author : Peter Johnson
ISBN : 0711016585
Genre : Narrow gauge railroads
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The Ffestiniog Railway Paintings

Author : Philip J. Hawkins
ISBN : 1843063344
Genre : Railroads in art
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Edward Paget-Tomlinson produced 37 colour paintings of scenes of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways; all of them depict scenes from Victorian times through to closure in 1946. This book looks at Paget-Tomlinson's art, as well as including a history of the Ffestiniog Railway.

The Railway Preservation Revolution

Author : Jonathan Brown
ISBN : 9781473891203
Genre : Transportation
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A ride on a steam train is a popular family outing. More than 100 heritage railways cater for that demand, capturing the spirit of nostalgia while preserving the engines and equipment of past days of rail travel. Their interests even extend to the modern era of 1960's - 70's diesels. Those heritage railways themselves have a long pedigree, back to 1951, when a group of enthusiasts saved the Talyllyn Railway in mid-Wales from closure. They ran this railway as volunteers, out of their love of the little trains and a desire to keep it going. Their example was followed by many more preservation societies who preserved and restored branch lines, country lines and industrial lines for our enjoyment now. Six decades have passed, and we are now beginning to realize what an impressive history the heritage railway movement has. This book traces that history, from the humble beginnings the hopes and ambitions of the pioneers on the different railway projects. There were times of failure and frustration, as some fell by the wayside, but others have made it through times of adversity to become the major heritage businesses of today.

The Great Western Railway Shrewsbury To Pwllheli Vol 5

Author : Stanley C. Jenkins and Martin Loader
ISBN : 9781445642994
Genre : Transportation
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Formed in 1864 by the amalgamation of the Oswestry & Newtown, Newtown & Machynlleth, Llanidloes & Newtown and several other railway companies, Cambrian Railways was the largest independent railway in Wales, with a long, winding, single-track main line that extended from Whitchurch in the east to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli on the Welsh coast. In 1922, the company was amalgamated with the Great Western Railway under the provisions of the Railways Act 1921 and thereafter, the Cambrian line was worked as an integral part of the GWR system. The present-day Cambrian main line runs from Shrewsbury to Pwllheli, a distance of 118¾ miles, and there is an important branch to Aberystwyth. The line, which runs through spectacular mountain and coastal scenery, serves as a vital lifeline for the inhabitants of scattered towns and villages such as Welshpool, Machynlleth and Harlech, while at the same time the sinuous Cambrian route plays an important role in the Welsh tourist industry - a role that is further enhanced by the way in which this highly scenic route provides a convenient link between several of the famous Welsh 'heritage' railways.

I Tried To Run A Little Railway

Author : Gordon Rushton
ISBN : 0957145640
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Little Trains To Faraway Places

Author : Karl R. Zimmermann
ISBN : 9780253001498
Genre : Travel
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Narrow-gauge railroading conjures images of marginal track, wooden coaches, and antique steam locomotives. Yet consider the extraordinarily glamorous and comfortable South African Blue Train and Australia's Queenslander as well as the electrified network of meter-gauge mountain railways in Switzerland that run with a precision similar to that of the country's famed timepieces. Often used to penetrate the most challenging and breathtaking terrain that larger trains are unable to reach, narrow-gauge railways offer even the most seasoned of travelers an experience to remember. Karl Zimmermann, railroad author and accomplished photographer, chronicles his journeys aboard these rarest of trains. Individual chapters weave history and travelogue, complemented by more than 100 color illustrations. The result is a spirited tribute to the world's most charismatic railways.

The Rough Guide To Wales

Author : Paul Whitfield
ISBN : 9781405389815
Genre : Travel
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Suggests lodging, food, and sightseeing highlights along with travel tips and cultural information.

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