Railways and Industry in the Sirhowy Valley (Hardback)
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This book covers the railway and industrial history of the lines that once operated in the Sirhowy valley in South Wales.
Railways and Industry in the Sirhowy Valley, is the first full history of the railways that served this important area of Welsh industry, covering all aspects of its rail transport and manufacturing history.
Being the latest volume in an ongoing series of books, covering the history and development of rail transport in the South Wales valleys.
The area once boasted some very important industrial manufacturers, including the Tredegar Iron Works and numerous other iron smelting companies.
This volume covers the industrial, economic and social history of this fascinating area of the South Wales valleys and the railway that once served the area.
The photographic section is tremendous, with 36 road maps and a collection of 530 black and white photographs that offer us an interesting portrait of the area studied.Miniaturas JM
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...there is some special material here...Railway and Canal Historical Society
In summary, it is hard to find any serious failings with this work, which must rank as one of the finest railway history books of 2020. Well recommended.West Somerset Railway Association
There is a good selection of photographs of collieries and sections of text providing background information about the various locations together with a series of large scale maps and track diagrams. Production is on art paper to a good standard and like the previous volumes in this series anyone with an interest in the Valleys is unlikely to be disappointed.Industrial Locomotive Society
Review by Roger BackhouseWelsh Railways Research Circle newsletter, No 164 Autumn/Winter 2020
The Railways and Industry series is a thoroughly worthwhile addition to railway history and this volume does not disappoint. John Hodge has produced an excellent book.
Impressively illustrated with a range of photographs.Books on the Line
Detailed information presented in a readable format.
Excellent quality and feel,
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