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Gloucestershire Railways
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Gloucestershire Railways

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Gloucestershire is a county rich in important railway features. There was the dense network of early railways in the Forest of Dean; the Bristol & Gloucestershire/Avon & Gloucestershire Railway which had a steam locomotive as early as 1835; another early line was the Cheltenham & Gloucester Tramway, while the 4,162yd long Severn Bridge was the longest in England.

Furthermore, the county had three principal railway tunnels: the Severn – for many years the world’s longest underwater tunnel – Sodbury and Sapperton.

Colin Maggs, the renowned expert on railway history, tells the fascinating tale of the railways and the impact they had on the lives of everyone in the county. The nostalgic branch lines with their small local trains and the main lines with their thundering expresses, are all part of a rich heritage which is explored in an expert text and in more than two hundred evocative images to present an absorbing view of Gloucestershire’s recent past.

Colin G. Maggs has published more than 70 books to date, has written countless magazine and newspaper articles and has appeared frequently on radio and television. Mr Maggs was awarded the MBE in 1993 for services to railway history and was awarded an honorary MA by the University of Bath in 1995.

Hardback with dust jacket, 160 pages, black & white photographs. Published August 2010.

ISBN: 9781841149134

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