Wrexham Oswestry Marcher railways history Bodlander Weatherley
The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Wrexham Oswestry Marcher railways history Bodlander Weatherley

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Wrexham Oswestry Marcher railways history Bodlander Weatherley


Marcher Railways is a detailed and profusely illustrated photographic history of the railways of north east Wales and Shropshire that were centred on the two border towns of Wrexham and Oswestry. Over more than 160 years the development and operation, and in many cases decline and closure, of those railways has influenced the industrial and agricultural economies of this fascinating Anglo-Welsh area.

Among the companies involved were the Shrewsbury & Chester Railway; the Wrexham, Mold & Connah’s Quay Railway; the North Wales Mineral Railway; the Chester & Holyhead Railway; the Wrexham & Minera Extension Railway; the London & North Western Railway; the Great Western Railway; the Great Central Railway and the Cambrian Railways. There were also numerous industrial systems serving the various mining, quarrying and iron & steel industries.

The authors are well-known experts in the history of the area’s railways and have developed this book from their previous successful titles Wrexham Railways and Oswestry Railways.

The book is illustrated with more than 275 monochrome photographs, many of which have never previously been published.



Case bound

Profusely illustrated

Full-colour dust jacket


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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
Phone:01970 625819
Company registration number: 9146470
VAT number: GB 489240712


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