The Railways of Wales: Circa 1900 (Gwyn Briwnant Jones & Denis Dunstone)

The Railways of Wales: Circa 1900 (Gwyn Briwnant Jones & Denis Dunstone) lands on the shelves of my shop.

Llandysul: Gomer Press, 2000, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Tables; List of sources; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Title page vignette; Appendices [2];

From the cover: What were Welsh railways like a hundred years ago? That is the question at the heart of this wonderfully descriptive book by the now very experienced team of authors, Gwyn Briwnant Jones and Denis Dunstone.

In 1900 Wales had a unique variety of railways. Not only was there a variety of owners, but also of propulsion, gauge and function. There were fast main lines, sleepy branches, bustling mineral lines. The Severn tunnel carried the railway deeper than anywhere else in Britain; the highest tunnel in Britain was at Torpantau; Swansea had more terminal stations than any other British city outside…

Introduction by: Stuart Owen-Jones

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 262 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7¼”.

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