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In Stock ISBN: 190 5 1840 69
Condition: Excellent
Dimensions: Hardcover, 280 x 223 x 15 mm
Published by: Wild Swan Publications
Author: John Hodge

The South Wales Main Line

Volume 4-Bridgend (west) to Swansea

In the established format of the series, this final volume takes the route out of Bridgend as it climbs the bank to Stormy Sidings and then descends through Pyle, the junction for the Tondu and Porthcawl branch. The prescence of heavy industry inthe area is marked by the massive yard complex at Margam Moors, which heralded the southern approach to Port Talbot. Following the coast northwards, the route continued through the sites of the old and the new stations at Briton Ferry to Court Sart junction, where the line into Swansea Docks and a direct access to the Swansea District line left the old main line. After pausing to examine Neath engine shed,the mainline is followed into Neath station. Leaving Neath, the line turns sharply westwards, crossing the River Neath and continuing through Skewen and Llansamlet towards Landore.Crossing Landore viaduct, the route passes through the station, at the western end of which the branch to Swansea turned southwards. leaving the main line to continue on to Llanelly and Carmarthen.After a visit to Landore engine shed, the run into Swansea High Street is covered in detail.
Hardcover, 172 pages, 224 b/w images, 30 maps.

Reviewed on Saturday 9th January 2010


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