Railways and Industries in North East Wales and Deeside (Hardback)
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.
"Your best research to all aspects has shown determination to produce a record of times lost to what I refer to as 'The Good Days'.Colin Davies, Volunteer Guide at the Brymbo Heritage Centre and former Rolling Shop Manager at Brymbo Steel Works
This work will prove to be an exceptional research volume for personal study, and students alike."