Wild Swan Books
The Golden Valley RailwayW. H. Smith
Softback - 136 pages - £15.95Contents
- A Costly Independence
- A Fresh Start
- Charlie Smith's Diary
- The Line Described
- The Final Years
A well-researched account of one of the most rural and impoverished lines to become part of the GWR system, this book documents the line from Pontrilas to Hay on Wye and even includes details recorded in the diary of one of the line's regular drivers.
The author has compiled a detailed account of the financial fortunes of this railway, its day-to-day operation under the GWR, its special role during World War 2, its locomotives and its men.