The Chester & Holyhead Railway
- The Chester & Holyhead Railway
- Volume 1: The Main Line upto 1880
- by Peter E.Baughan
- The Chester & Holyhead Railway, Britain's viatl link with Ireland for over a century, has had surprisingly little attention from the railway historian. This definitive history traces the life of the railway from the background of the early Irish Mail route to the completion of Holyhead New Harbour in 1880.
- The struggle to make Holyhead the major mail packet port' and its subsequent early development, the first railway proposals, construction of the main line and the brilliant achievement of the tubular bridges, the unavailing fight by the railway company during times of finacial crisis for the sea mail contract, locomotives and rolling stock, operating and accidents; are all discussed in depth. There are many glimpses of some of the foremost Victorian promoters and engineers: Admiral Moorsom, Samuel Morton Peto, J.M.Rendel, the two Stephensons and others. Great names, much of whose creatibe energy went into making the Chester and Holyhead
- Based on much hitherto unpublished material from official sources, the book is illustrated with 16 pages of plates, some of which are newly-discovered, 12 line illustrations and 5 maps.
- Volume 2 covers the history of the branch lines and brings the story of this great railway to the present time.
- 324 pages, 1972, Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- ISBN-10 0715356178
- Pre-Owned, very good, spine has faded
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