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This book describes the personal account of engineering problems overcome by the Talyllyn Railway's Chief Engineer, John Bate during his long period of association with the railway. The Welsh narrow gauge steam railway celebrated 50 years of Volunteer Preservation last year in 2000. The many pictures along with the text, portray the hardships and perilous nature of the enteprise back in the early years of the 1950s and the struggle and final success of the railway. The story is well told and brings the railway to life. A recommended book for all interested in railways and especially members of the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society.
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Book Description RAIL ROMANCES, 2001. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st. Detailed account of the first 50 years of the 'preserved' Talyllyn Railway written by the former Chief Engineer who was involved from the the early days of the preservation effort. 264pp, well illustrated. Fine copy in dw. Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 011374
Book Description RailRomances. Hard. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. The lightest of shelf/storage wear, spine very slightly sunned. Excellent copy. Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 57376
Book Description RailRomances, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2002 RailRomances. DW has slight shelf wear. Inside in very good condition. A Personal Account of the First Railway Preservation Society in the World. 264pp. Seller Inventory # 49-KBVE-5PN2
Book Description Rail Romances 1st, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 264pp Ills. a personal account of the first railway preservation society in the world- The Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society, hardback, fine in fine dustwrapper.Long out of print. Seller Inventory # 35069
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR008614324
Book Description RailRomances, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG190062205X