£70.00

Author:   R. Gambrill, R. Bance & S. Phillips

Published:   2022
Format:   Hardback
Condition:   New
Genre:   Narrow Gauge, Light & Industrial

Status:   Available

Synopsis

The Vale of Rheidol Railway in Detail by Robert Gambrill, Robert Bance and Stephen Phillips.

Working closely with the railway the author has carefully surveyed, researched, recorded and drawn this material, past and present, and the results of this work are presented in this volume. The highly detailed drawings include locomotives, passenger carriages, goods stock, service vehicles, bridges, signalling, trackwork, station buildings, lineside equipment, water columns etc.

The book features a fascinating selection of photographs, documents and ephemera from the railway’s own archives, from opening to the present day, many reproduced here for the first time, and many in colour. Carefully prepared livery diagrams illustrate the myriad of paint schemes used by the railway, including Brighton ochre & rail blue.

Present day operations and developments are covered in detail, providing a unique behind the scenes insight into the engineering and operation of a modern preserved narrow gauge steam railway.