The Witney & Fairford Branch Through Time

The Witney & Fairford Branch Through Time

Wylam 200 Years of Railway History

Wylam 200 Years of Railway History

Wolverhampton Railways Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th November 2011

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations184

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Wolverhampton's railways have changed and developed over the last century
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781848686557

From humble beginnings, Wolverhampton grew to become a significant railway town. Its success hinged upon its industrial might, which attracted several train companies to the town all hoping to profit from the area's trade and prosperity. The railways were the scene of bitter enmity, devious schemes and unlikely alliances, as rival companies fought to gain the upper hand. The legacy of this was two railway stations, numerous goods yards and the works at Stafford Road.In the twenty-first century, as Britain's heavy industry has declined, the railways are no longer central to the life of Wolverhampton as they once were. Many trains which still pass through the town, but they now carry tourists and business people rather than hauling coal. Wolverhampton Railways Through Time brings to life the intricate and fascinating story of the Black Country's rail network.

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