Wales And The Welsh Border Counties
- Wales And The Welsh Border Counties
- Railway History In Pictures
- by H.C. Casserley
- The ancient Principality of Wales can provide more than its full share of fascinating railway history, even though development lagged behind most other parts of Britain. Wales can claim absolute priority in at least two retrospects, and, in a more modern context, in a third: it saw the first steam locomotive ever to run on rails; it had the first public passenger carrying railway in the world, and in more recent times it pioneered the birth of the modern preservation movement.
- Taken as a whole, Wales undoubtedly offers by far the widest range of variety in interest in the railway world to be found in any comparable area, ranging from scenic lines of superb beauty to the utilitarian industrial field. Home of the narrow gauge, a number of which systems still survive, Wales can also claim the highest rail altitudes in the British Isles on bith narrow and standard gauges - Druimuachdar on the Highland Railway in Scotland, well known as the highest main-line passenger railway, being in fact exceeded by a good margin on an industrial line in South Wales.
- Here will be found a wide selection of illustrations, old and new, covering many aspects of the railway history of this unique country.
- 112 pages, 1970, Case bound, 7½" x 9¾", 550g
- ISBN-10 0-7153-4975-9
- New — N/A
- David & Charles Publications