Book of Samson - life and work of a lead mining locomotive
The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Book of Samson - life and work of a lead mining locomotive

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Book of Samson - life and work of a lead mining locomotive


Review by Beamish:

written after the project was completed, chronicling the story of the construction of our new build steam locomotive ‘Samson’ and describes the process carried out largely by David Young in the creation of this recreation of the 1874 original.  It also includes a history of the original Samson and its manufacturer, Stephen Lewin of Poole, the contemporary narrow gauge industrial locomotive scene, a chapter on other narrow gauge locomotives and tramways in Weardale plus an extensive collection of photographs, the majority in colour.

It is published by RCL Publications and publisher Roy Link has done a stunning job of putting the book together.  Needless to say I am delighted with it!

Portrait Format hardback, glazed boards, 144 heavyweight gloss art pages, 55 photographs, 14 drawings, 2 period engravings and 2 maps.


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Item location: Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom

About Us

The Vale of Rheidol Railway (WelshRheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1ft 11 3/4 inches (603 mmnarrow gauge heritage railway that runs for 11 3?4 miles (18.9 km) between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in the county of Ceredigion, Wales.

privatisation, it was the sole steam-operated line on the nationalised British Rail network, steam traction having ceased in 1968 on all other parts of the system. Unlike some other preserved railways in the United Kingdom, the Vale of Rheidol Railway has never closed, with the exception of wartime and has operated a service for tourists through its life. The railway celebrated its centenary in 2002. 

The Railway is a charity, meaning the income it generates goes back into the railway, to aid in restoration and running of the steam locomotives. Buying through our online giftshop enables you to get the product you want but also donate to the railway and keep it alive.

Geraint Roberts
Vale of Rheidol Trading Ltd
Park Avenue
SY23 1PG
United Kingdom

Company registration number: 9146470
VAT number: GB 489240712


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