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Railways and Industries in North East Wales and Deeside (Hardback)

Transport Photographic Books Colour Books Wales

By Rob Shorland-Ball
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 144
Illustrations: 200 colour & black and white illustrations, maps & track diagrams
ISBN: 9781526753779
Published: 30th November 2021


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Rob Shorland-Ball's researches for this book, and several visits, convinced him that he was putting together a jigsaw of facts. No previously published account of the area have brought together these stories of iron & steel making, limestone quarrying, coal mining, terra cotta, lead mining, and the railway systems they all needed to move their products to market.

There were narrow and standard gauge railways – 80 miles of tracks in the Shotton Steel Works; industrial sites like Brymbo Iron and Steel Works; and since 2003 the Airbus factory which makes 100ft long wings for Airbus 380s that are too long to be moved by rail!

A jigsaw indeed and this books puts together the pieces.

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About Rob Shorland-Ball

Rob Shorland-Ball grew up in Cambridge, worked for BR at Cambridge Station and was Deputy Head and Project Development Director at the National Railway Museum ,York, from 1987 to 1994. He has an extensive knowledge of railways both as a researcher and author as well as a ‘hands-on’ steam engine, cleaner, fireman and driver. He has advised on projects at several heritage railways in the UK, at Steamtown, Scranton, Pennsylvania and Donetsk in the Ukraine. Rob, a former teacher, is also a born story teller so Cambridge Station comes to life in this book.

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