Rail Books - Free UK Postage on Orders Above £10!
Cart 0
The Wrington Vale Light Railway

The Wrington Vale Light Railway

Regular price £7.50

The Wrington Vale lies approximately midway between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, snuggling under the north-western slopes of the Mendip Hills. The railway was built and operated by the Great Western Railway and opened in 1901.

For reasons of economy the Wrington Vale line was one of the first in southern England to see steam railmotor services. The Great Western made another ambitious attempt to improve economy when it built a pioneering oil-burning 0-4-0T for the line. Due to technical problems No. 101 never left the vicinity of the GWR's Swindon Works.

The railway was to carry passengers for 30 years with freight on part of the line continuing for another 30 years. The author is well-known for his railway histories in and around Bristol and South-West England. As well as appealing to local and railway historians, this book will hold great appeal to railway modellers as it depicts a simple line with interesting features.

ISBN: 9780853616207

Most books are dispatched within two working days of receipt of cleared payment.


All orders over £10.00 are post free to all UK addresses. For orders below £10.00, a £1.25 postage fee will be added. These are normally sent via Royal Mail 48 Hour. Large or high value orders may be split in to multiple consignments or sent via courier. There is no additional charge for this and we will contact you if this happens.


Overseas orders are charged based on weight, and postage will be automatically calculated at checkout. For a postage quotation, please add the items you want to your cart and proceed to the checkout. All orders are normally sent via Air Mail.

Share this Product

More from this collection

More by Oakwood