British Railway History in Colour Volume 4a
- Gloucester Midland Lines Part 2 : South
- British Railway History in Colour Volume 4a: Gloucester Midland Lines Part 2 : South - Eastgate to Stroud and Nailsworth
- In 1845, the Midland Railway, formed only a year earlier, outflanked and outbid the Great Western Railway for the purchase of the Birmingham & Gloucester and Bristol & Gloucester railways, who themselves had just agreed to amalgamate as the Birmingham & Bristol Railway. As a result, the railway map of Gloucestershire was to have a Midland red spine, with an important and busy main line running through the county from Ashchurch in the north to Yate in the south and with numerous branches breaking off from it. It also served to turn Gloucester in to one of the country’s great railway centres of the steam age, where the Midland had a separate station, goods yards, dock system and locomotive shed.
- Volume 4b resumes back on the main line at Stonehouse and follows it all the way to Westerleigh West Junction, where it joins the ex-GWR Badminton Line. On the way, detailed and extensive visits are made to Dursley BRanch, the Sharpness Branch - including the docks and its railway system and Coopers Metals scrapyard - and finally to the Thornbury Branch. And all in colour!
- 208 pages, 2019, Hardback, 8¾" x 11"
- Lightmoor Press
- ISBN-10 1911038664
- ISBN-13 9781911038665
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