Swindon Steam  A NEW LIGHT ON GWR LOCO DEVELOPMENT LA Summers
The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Swindon Steam A NEW LIGHT ON GWR LOCO DEVELOPMENT LA Summers

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Swindon Steam A NEW LIGHT ON GWR LOCO DEVELOPMENT LA Summers



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In this book L. A. Summers investigates the facts behind the myths and mysteries using modern research and newly discovered information. What was life really like for railwaymen in the days of steam? Did the locomotive superintendents of some companies network their ideas, and further, was GWR influence to be seen in far-flung parts of the world like Egypt, Malaya and Australia? 

The author reveals the facts about the mythical 'Hawksworth Pacific' and in the projects that were never progressed, the Stanier-Hawksworth 4-cylinder compound, the express passenger Pacific tank of the early 1930s, the wide firebox 2-8-0 based on the LMS 8F, the coal fuelled gas turbine, the Caprotti County and the one that was completed - Dean's express passenger 4-2-4T, only ever to run a few yards outside the works. The author paints a broad canvas putting Swindon in its British, European and world wide context.

Book ISBN 9781445616810

Book Format Paperback

pages 224 pages


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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.

Until 
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
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 1PG
United Kingdom
Phone:01970 625819
Email:shop.rheidolrailway@gmail.com
Company registration number: 9146470
VAT number: GB 489240712

 

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