Yate to Thornbury Branch
This Midland Railway branch was originally built to serve iron ore workings and also provide a passenger service. While the line's passenger trains have long since gone, the branch still provides a link to Tytherington Quarry for stone traffic to this day. Read the line's story up until closure in 1966. In its last few years it became very busy with 'Presflo' trains in connection with building the M5 motorway, then discover the branch's renaissance with new investment and re-opening in 1972 to Tytherington.
The author is well-known for his railway histories in and around the Bristol area and South-West England. Colin Maggs' put his local knowledge to good use to add colour, with stories of life on the railway from some of the line's railway staff. Includes plans of the station buildings at Yate, Iron Acton, Tytherington and Thornbury, maps, documents etc
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