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In Stock ISBN: 978 0 8536 1771 6
Condition: Excellent
Published by: Oakwood Press
Author: Colin Chapman

The Pontypridd, Caerphilly and Newport Railway

This book is being published posthumously, some 15 years after the death of the author, who, prior to that, had compiled several railway titles for the Oakwood Press. The unpublished manuscript was apassed to the Welsh Railways Research Circle, with whose assistance Colin’s last book has been prepared for publication. Prior to Grouping, South Wales was a hornet’s nest of local railway companies, one of whom is the subject of this book. The PC&NR, initially an independent concern comprising about seven and a half miles of main line railway, was absorbed by the Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks and Railway, so to some extent, the development of this concern is examined too. The early chapters of the book deal with the usual themes of early schemes, promotion, construction and opening as an independent railway. Then, the story moves on to the period when the railway was under the management of The Alexandra business. Chapter six is about Grouping to closure, and chapter seven is entitled ‘Along the Lines’ and describes the route and its features. Locomotive and Train Working is the penultimate chapter before Postscript. The illustrations include photographs and half a dozen or so maps.

Softback. 160 pages, 79 illustrations


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