Coast Lines of Cambrian Railways vol 1 C C Green aberystwyth machynlleth borth
The Cambrian Railways Company ran a railway system which easily evoked happy memories. It Ran between mountain Peaks, beside idyllic streams and rivers, and alongside sandy beaches and dramatic seaside cliffs. Each Year it carried thousands of excited children, and their parents, on their way to their annual holidays. Its wayside stations, some quite tiny and some rather grand, served otherwise isolated communities to which it became a lifeline. To those with any interest in railways and how they were operated, it demonstrated the challenge of carrying traffic - seasonally very heavy - over long lengths of single line and over some fearsome gradients.
In this first volume, C.C. Green, well known for his lifelong affection for the company, desribes part of the coastal route and its early part of the coastal route and it's early history. the Problems of building a railway across a bog, and the failed attempts to bridge the estuary of the River Dovey, speak clearly of the enormous effort expended to bring railways to this part of mid-Wales.
This volume, is extensively illustrated with Photographs not only of the stations but of the railway and the landscape in between, evoking the atmosphere of a line now much changede by simplification and modernisation.
282 pages. Case bound