Bristol Railway Panorama
For more than a century and a half, Bristol has been at the hub of the railway network in the west of England. This is, to a large extent, still the case today though only the main lines now remain. Most of the branch lines are closed, their tracks long ago lifted, their halts and stations demolished or converted.
This book, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Great Western Railway's line from Bristol to Bath, brings to life all those branch lines which once thrived throughout the city. The Bristol & South Wales Union Railway, the Bristol Port Railway & Pier, the Bristol and Portishead Pier & Railway Company, the Bristol Harbour Railway, the Bristol & North Somerset Railway - all these and many more are fully described, along with the GWR and Midland Railway main lines.
Over 150 photographs and many maps, timetables and various items of printed ephemera provide a fascinating visual record, not just of the locomotives, but more of the railways in the landscape, the buildings and the people who worked the line. They provide a fine complement to the various stories and anecdotes which abound in the text.
This book will appeal alike to railway and to local historians, as well as being a record of special interest to all Bristolians young and old.
Hardback with dust jacket, 176 pages, black & white photographs
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