Narrow-gauge Railways in North Wales

Narrow-gauge Railways in North Wales
Title Narrow-gauge Railways in North Wales PDF eBook
Author Charles Edward Lee
Publisher
Total Pages 144
Release 1945
Genre Technology & Engineering
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Narrow Gauge Railways of North Wales

Narrow Gauge Railways of North Wales
Title Narrow Gauge Railways of North Wales PDF eBook
Author Andrew Wilson
Publisher
Total Pages 140
Release 2003
Genre History
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With stunning photographs and detailed decriptions, this book explores the history and use of the 12 narrow gauge lines of North Wales, including the Great Orme Tramway at Llandudno.

Narrow Gauge Railways in Mid-Wales

Narrow Gauge Railways in Mid-Wales
Title Narrow Gauge Railways in Mid-Wales PDF eBook
Author James I. C. Boyd
Publisher
Total Pages 300
Release 1970
Genre Narrow gauge railroads
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Narrow Gauge Railways in Mid-Wales

Narrow Gauge Railways in Mid-Wales
Title Narrow Gauge Railways in Mid-Wales PDF eBook
Author James I. C. Boyd
Publisher
Total Pages 392
Release 1965
Genre Narrow gauge railroads
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Jimmy the Hand, boy thief of Krondor, was a pickpocket with potential-- until the day he met Prince Arutha, and ran afoul of Black Guy's secret police. His youthful bravado and courage will plunge him deep into the maw of chaos and perhaps even death.

Small Island by Little Train

Small Island by Little Train
Title Small Island by Little Train PDF eBook
Author Chris Arnot
Publisher AA Publishing
Total Pages 0
Release 2018-05
Genre Transportation
ISBN 9780749579265

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From stalwart little locomotives of topographic necessity, to the maverick engines of one man's whimsy, Britain's narrow-gauge steam trains run on tracks a world apart from its regimented mainlines. In Small Island by Little Train, eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot sets out to discover their stories. Stories include miniature railway on the Kent coast, used for Home Guard military trains during World War II, and now the school commute for dozens of local school children. The UK's only Alpine-style rack-and-pinion railway, scaling one of Britain's highest mountains. The five different gauges of railway circling one man's landscaped garden, and the team building their own trains to run on it. Far more than mere relics of the nation's industrial past, or battered veterans of wartime Britain, these are also stories of epic feats of preservation, volunteerism, tourism, and local history. They are an exploration of idiosyncrasy, enthusiasm and eccentricity. Or, to put it another way, a tale of Britishness.

Narrow Gauge Railways of the British Isles

Narrow Gauge Railways of the British Isles
Title Narrow Gauge Railways of the British Isles PDF eBook
Author Patrick Bruce Whitehouse
Publisher David & Charles
Total Pages 168
Release 1984
Genre Narrow gauge railroads
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The Corris Railway

The Corris Railway
Title The Corris Railway PDF eBook
Author Peter Johnson
Publisher Pen and Sword
Total Pages 387
Release 2019-10-30
Genre Transportation
ISBN 1526717557

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An extensively illustrated history of this Welsh railway—and the effort to restore it. One of Wales’ oldest narrow gauge railways, the 2ft 3in gauge Corris Railway was built to carry slate from several quarries in the Dulas valley to wharves on the river Dyfi. At first forbidden to use steam locomotives or to carry passengers, it overcame these obstacles and became an essential part of the community that it served. It was also a forerunner in encouraging tourists, offering inclusive tours to nearby Talyllyn, with passengers traveling on the train and on railway-operated road services. Taken over by the Great Western Railway in 1930, the railway was closed by British Railways in 1948, apparently for good. Fortunately, the last two steam locomotives and some rolling stock was saved by the nearby Talyllyn Railway, where it played an essential role in that railway’s preservation. Eventually, the thoughts of enthusiasts turned to reviving the Corris Railway, and, after many twists and turns, the first passengers were carried on a short section in 2002. In this book, historian Peter Johnson has delved into many sources to uncover the intricacies of the railway’s origins, development, operation, and revival.