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The Nailsworth and Stroud Branch

The Nailsworth and Stroud Branch

Regular price £20.00

This is the fascinating story of the railway, which had its junction with the Midland Railway's Bristol to Gloucester line at Stonehouse. Initially the line was built to Nailsworth. The intermediate station of Dudbridge became a junction when the line to Stroud was opened. The railway carried an extraordinarily varied range of goods traffic including cattle feed, stone, timber, bricks, coal also serving various mills producing cloth, flour etc and even violin strings and umbrellas!

 Colin Maggs' local knowledge make this a vibrant and colourful story and it is interspersed with first-hand reminiscences from some of the line's railway staff. Colin is well-known for his railway histories in and around Bristol and south-west England and this book is no exception in giving the reader a detailed history of this Midland Railway branch line in Gloucestershire from Stonehouse through Ryeford, Dudbridge, Stroud, Woodchester to Nailsworth which closed to passesngers in 1947.

Softback, 176 pages of detailed text, route map, timetables, detailed maps and numerous black & white photographs throughout

ISBN: 9780853615590

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