• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Festiniog Railway from 1950 (Paperback)
  • Festiniog Railway from 1950 (Paperback)

Festiniog Railway from 1950 (Paperback)

Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 01/08/2002
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The Festiniog Railway can trace its history back to 1829 and it was constructed to serve the slate quarries in the area. It was built to the gauge of 2ft as this was the track width used in the quarries. Originally powered by gravity and horses, by 1863 steam had come to the line. In 1869 the first Fairlie-designed double locomotive appeared. The railway was built to serve the slate trade but by the First World War trade had declined due to a number of factors. Passenger traffic was by then the mainstay of trade and the summer tourists kept the line in profit. But the Second World War was to see the closure of the line. It lay after the war, neglected and vandalised, until 1950 when steps were made towards preservation. By 1954 that had become a reality and the wonderland of Wales was back up and running. Today it is one of the best known of Wales' narrow gauge railways.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752423975
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 235 x 165 x 10 mm

You may also be interested in...

Belles and Whistles
Added to basket
Bradshaw's Handbook
Added to basket
The Railwayman's Pocketbook
Added to basket
Steam in the Scottish Landscape
Added to basket
The Flying Scotsman Story
Added to basket
The Flying Scotsman
Added to basket
Fifty Railways that Changed the Course of History
Added to basket
Eleven Minutes Late
Added to basket
Flying Scotsman Manual
Added to basket
The Subterranean Railway
Added to basket
A Century of Railway Travel
Added to basket
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star
Added to basket
Great British Railway Journeys
Added to basket
The London Underground
Added to basket


Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.