North London railway Silvertown Willesden Richmond - The Vale of Rheidol Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway

North London railway Silvertown Willesden Richmond

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North London railway Silvertown Willesden Richmond


In October 1993 Dennis Lovett was seconded by InterCity to work part time on the North London Line Modernisation Project as Communications Manager, joining the project team full-time when InterCity headquarters closed in March 1994. He suddenly found himself working on a piece of railway about which he knew very little and soon discovered that this was a line with a very complex history indeed. He found throughout his railway public affairs career that it was important to read up on lines such as this, in order to have the answers, so that when journalists and others asked the questions, he either knew the answer or where to find it in the quickest possible time!


He would often attend meetings or brief journalists about the project, when questions would inevitably be asked about the line’s past. The modernisation of the North London Line in the mid-1990s created a great deal of attention and in order to understand its future, it was necessary to get to grips with the past. Over the two years he worked on the project, such information was collated. It was not then the intention to produce a book but as the project passed to others, he was persuaded that the collected information should be placed before a wider audience. Little did he realise that when his day to day involvement with the project finished, that it would take so long to achieve the desired result or that it would continue to be of interest ten years after the first edition was published.


168 pages, Hardback


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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.

Contact Us

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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