GWR Branch Lines
The Great Western Railway served much of the area from London down to the far West of England, South and Central Wales and the West Midlands. The railway was one of the 'Big Four' until incorporated into British Railways in 1948 upon Nationalisation. Even then, it retained much of its former character, right up to the demise of steam in 1965. The GWR was a railway made up of branch lines and there were many cross-country routes as well as traditional light railways. The railway could claim to have more rural lines than any other company, with locomotives and rolling stock being built specifically for such services. Brunswick green locomotives with polished brasswork hauling chocolate and cream coaches were an attractive and distinctive part of the landscape throughout the GWR's extensive network. In this comprehensive book the entire GWR system is covered, with the fates and fortunes of many long-forgotten byways carefully chronicled.
Hardback with dust jacket, 192 pages, contains a description of each branch line supported by black & white photographs
NB Small tear to dust jacket at top of spine
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