The Slate Railways of Wales
Starting with the Penrhyn Railway of 1801. this book traces the chronology of slate-related railways and tramways throughout Wales.
Some lines arose out of need, others out of greed, until in all about 100 route miles were dedicated to the carrying of slate with probably a further 200 miles vying to do so with varying success.
Apart from enabling a great industry to prosper, they brought the benefits of rail connection to some of the remotest parts of Wales, many of which would have been ignored by the railway entrepreneurs.
Softback, 212 pages, black & white photographs, maps
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