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Narrow Gauge Railways in South Caernarvonshire

Narrow Gauge Railways in South Caernarvonshire

Regular price £15.00

1972 edition of J.I.C. Boyd's work is a treasury of scarcely-known but fascinating railways, up to now only fleetingly investigated. The Author reveals the intrigues of London & North Western. Great Western and Cambrian Railways to enter a district dominated by the Festiniog Railway, and the attempts of these giants to usurp its established position and gain a foothold in the slate trade traffic. These outsiders were both abetted or hindered by the aspirations of local men intent on dictatorial roles, mainly by being owners of quarries, owners of transport, and where possible, having control over most of the bordering activities.

James Boyd makes public for the first time in this most scholarly account a great deal of narrow gauge railway politics. It is essential reading for all those interested in the narrow gauge railways of North Wales.

Hardback with dust jacket, 381 pages, well illustrated with black & white photographs, line-drawing maps and diagrams

ISBN: 9780853611158

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