A History of Bridgnorth

A History of Bridgnorth

The History of Wessex Coaches Ltd

The History of Wessex Coaches Ltd

A History of the Great Western Railway

Publication Date15th July 2015

Book FormatPaperback





A narrative history of the most iconic railway company of the great age of steam.
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The story of the most iconic railway company of the great age of steam.

The initials ‘GWR’ conjure an evocative picture of a Brunswick green locomotive hauling tea-and-cream-coloured coaches through a verdant West Country landscape. However, the GWR was not just engines and trains.

In this comprehensive history, Colin Maggs, one of the country’s foremost railway historians, tells of other, perhaps less well-known aspects of the company’s history: its construction and expansion; the activities of its publicity department; and its sea, air and road services. It was a caring, cradle-to-the-grave employer and at Swindon even provided a hospital, school, baths and recreational facilities. These and other fascinating aspects of the company are all revealed in this accessible book, illustrated with over 100 photographs and period posters, many in colour.
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