The Severn & Wye Railway
- The Severn & Wye Railway
- by H.W.Paar
- The railway history of the Forest of Dean is a richly woven tapestry of incident stretching unbroken from 1800 to the present day (1963). Horse lines, tramroad locomotives, the broad gauge, diesel traction, the Forest has seen them all. Some of the great figures appear also, but not always as we exprect to see them: Brunel's South Wales Railway was humbled at Lydney by the ancient Severn & Wye, and Stephenson earned a sharp rebuke from the Forest of Dean Railway.
- The history of the Forest lines is intricate, and has never been fully told before. This volume describes the Severn & Wye and the Severn Bridge Railways against a backdrop of the laws and traditions of the Royal Forest and of the collieries and industries the company sought to serve. Full details are given of branches, construction, operation, locomotives, rolling stock and signalling, and, scattered through the book are many glimpses of railway personalities, managers and drivers alike. The highly individual stories of the four other Forest railways will be told in a second book.
- 173 pages, 1963, Case bound, 5¾" x 8¾"
- No ISBN
- Pre-Owned, very good, price clipped, minor endpaper foxing, includes fold map
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