The Great Western Railway Volume Two Bristol to Plymouth

The Great Western Railway Volume Two Bristol to Plymouth

The Great Western Railway Volume Three Plymouth To Penzance

The Great Western Railway Volume Three Plymouth To Penzance

The Great Western Railway Volume Four North & West Route

Volume 4

Series: The Great Western Railway ...

Publication Date15th February 2015

Book FormatPaperback

pages128

Illustrations200

Height168

Width246

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the GWR line in North and West Wales has changed and developed over the last century.
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ISBN
9781445641294

The ‘North & West Route’, which, in recent years, has become known as the ‘Welsh Marches Line’, extends from Newport to Chester. Historically, this 137-mile route is an amalgam of three distinct railways: the Shrewsbury & Chester Railway, the Shrewsbury & Hereford Railway and the Newport, Abergavenny & Hereford Railway. All three lines came under Great Western control at a relatively early date, although the Shrewsbury & Hereford section became a joint undertaking, which was owned by the GWR and the London & North Western Railway companies.


The line runs through attractive and sometimes spectacular scenery via Abergavenny, Pontrilas, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Shrewsbury and Ruabon, thereby providing a useful transport link between North and South Wales, while some services run north-eastwards from Shrewsbury to Crewe over a former London & North Western line that forms part of a direct link between South Wales and the Manchester conurbation.

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