Author: Peter Dickinson
Format: Paperback, 64 pages
Status: Pre-order, expected June 2021
The Llangollen Railway is a full-sized standard-gauge line running regular steam-hauled passenger trains, used by visitors, tourists and enthusiasts alike, between Llangollen and Corwen. The line is the only standard-gauge heritage railway in North Wales and runs through a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for a distance of 10 miles.
The journey is certainly an interesting one, for the railway closely follows course of the River Dee, crossed by the Dee Bridge a mile or so north of Llangollen station. The spectacular scenery of the Dee Valley can be viewed by the railway’s passengers; the landscape is quite varied and largely unspoilt, being punctuated only by the occasional station, lovingly restored to its former glory.
The Llangollen Railway Visitor Guide is the ideal companion for a trip along this popular preserved line. The guide takes us station by station along the line and provides the history of the rebuilding of the railway, the facilities on offer, details of the locomotives and rolling stock that has been used on the line and much more. This book is sure to prove popular with visitors, would-be visitors and of course railway enthusiasts nationwide.