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THE WELSHPOOL & LLANFAIR LIGHT RAILWAY ISBN 9781905184750

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THE WELSHPOOL & LLANFAIR LIGHT RAILWAY ISBN 9781905184750
by Glyn Williams
The 2ft 6in Gauge Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway was built to convey produce from Llanfair and the surrounding district to Welshpool, which was the centre of a large agricultural area with buyers attending its market from all over the country. Opening in 1903 for both passenger and goods traffic, the line fulfilled its purpose, both on a daily basis and with special trains for market days. In 1914 the railway came under government control until 1921 when it was taken over by the Great Western Railway. The introduction of motor buses in the 1920s led ot the withdrawal of passenger servers in 131, but the line continued to be used for goods traffic until final closure in 1956. Fortunately, the line was rescued by a preservation company, but the ongoing story of the preserved line is not part of this account, which is confined to the pre-1956 history and recording of the old line, including the long lost town section.
Introduction
1 – A Railway for Llanfair
2 – Echoes of India
3 – Slow Progress
4 – Building the Line
5 – The Llanfair Jinny
6 – A Journey along the line
7 – Living on Borrowed Time
8 – Rolling Stock
Book 22cm x 28cm
Hardback
288 Pages
200+ B&W Photographs

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