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Date of Publication: 2011
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An Illustrated History of the Great Western Narrow Gauge Hardcover – 7 Jul 2011

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford Publishing Company; First Edition edition (7 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0860936368
  • ISBN-13: 978-0860936367
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 1.9 x 29.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 651,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Peter Johnson is a specialist in the history of Welsh narrow gauge railways and an accomplished railway author and journalist. He has contributed many significant railway histories to the Ian Allan Publishing list, the latest being An Illustrated History of the Travelling Post Office and An Illustrated History of the Welsh Highland Railway. He was the Editor of the Festiniog Railway Magazine for many years and was a member of the team that obtained the Welsh Highland Railway Transport & Works Order, that essential legal sanction to the WHR s reconstruction. He now writes a regular column on narrow gauge railways in Steam Railway magazine, also regularly providing features. He is a prolific photographer and his articles and books are illustrated with many of his own photographs. He currently lives in Leicester.

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An interesting read with up to date detail added from previous publications by others on the individual railways. Peter Johnson has a way of producing what could well be fact after fact and quite boring in a manner that keeps the interest going. There are a few photos that are new (to me)that add extra detail to his otherwise well illustrated text.
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An excellent read, obviously very throughly researched by the author who is a well-known authority on narrow-gauge railways. The history of each line is covered in considerable detail from conception & financing through to the present day.

Good collection of photographs of each of the three lines covered, supported by superb quality maps.

The reader will definitely want to visit all three railways as soon as possible after reading this!
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If you have any interest in the Narrow Gauge railways of the GWR, you will find this book interesting and informative. I found many photographs adding details to my knowledge of the W&L amongst others. Well worth the money!
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The book gives a great deal of detail into the Welsh Narrow Gauge, especially the building of the railways covered. It also gives a good insight into the facts figures & numbers of the running of the lines and how they succeeded (or failed). I'd have liked a bit more coverage of the day to day operations of the railways and maybe some of the people who worked the trains, although a lot of this historical information might be lost.
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nice book
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