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An introduction to the narrow gauge railways of Wales. This book gives you a brief description of the most popular railways in Wales, including the famous Ffestiniog and Talyllyn railways.
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Jim Green left school at the age of 16 and tried his hand at various jobs before finally settling down as a teacher. He published his first book, a thesaurus, in 1976 and has been writing books and articles ever since. He's the author of the recently published Holy Ways of Wales and he now writes full time.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
When you see this delightful 2'6" gauge railway you may think of it as just a little, local, preserved railway tucked away in the beautiful, rural countryside of mid-Wales. In one sense you would be quite right. For the many visitors who travel on it, the ride, the views, the engines and carriages are more than enough to make it a lovely day out. The motorists on their way to or from the seaside enjoy a break for refreshments in the tea rooms at Llanfair Caereinion station surrounded by the sights and sounds of a by-gone steam age. Photographers with complicated cameras compose clever shots at Welshpool station, under the hill, whilst children old and young snap the smoke-puffing engine arriving or leaving. But in another sense this railway is part of an international enterprise stretching from Russia and the Baltic, through Europe and Africa and the Caribbean down to Australia. This railway is now, and has been since its beginnings as a preserved railway, an international adventure.
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Book Description Y Lolfa, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. From the Gwili line in the south to the famous Tal-y-llyn and Ffestiniog lines in the north, an ideal guide to the best railways in Wales - with a great introduction on the rise and decline of the Welsh railways. Seller Inventory # BZV9780862435516
Book Description Y Lolfa Cyf, 2001. PHardcover. Condition: New. 64pp, illustrated, new softback ; It's Wales; 6.93 X 4.65 X 0.24 inches; 64 pages. Seller Inventory # 63644
Book Description Y Lolfa, 2006. Paperback. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780862435516