Wild Swan Books

Severn & Wye Railway Volume 2

Ian Pope, Bob Howe & Paul Karau

Softback  -  200 pages  -  £21.95


Volume 1 of this series traced the history of the Severn & Wye and Severn Bridge Railway, the major independent concern in the Forest of Dean, and illustrated its 'main line' from Lydney, on the South Wales Railway, northwards to the former industrial centre of Parkend.

Volume 2 continues this coverage from Coleford Junction through the verdant heart of the Forest to Cinderford. As before, the history of the railway is closely linked with that of the industries which it served, the extensive coverage of major collieries such as Cannop and Trafalgar providing a counterpoint to the timeless charm of Bicslade's tramroad and stoneworks. The story concludes, fittingly, with a detailed account of the S&W's last major undertaking, the opening of an extension to Cinderford, built after takeover by the Great Western and Midland Railways.

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