Narrow Gauge Railways

Narrow Gauge Railways

by Peter Johnson
     
 

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Narrow gauge railways, so well suited to difficult, mountainous terrain, were built in many of the UK's most scenic locations. Their genesis was in mines and quarries where they replaced manor horse-pulled wagons, but their adaptability meant that by the 1860s they were also carrying passengers, in some cases over quite considerable distances. Today a good proportion…  See more details below

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Narrow gauge railways, so well suited to difficult, mountainous terrain, were built in many of the UK's most scenic locations. Their genesis was in mines and quarries where they replaced manor horse-pulled wagons, but their adaptability meant that by the 1860s they were also carrying passengers, in some cases over quite considerable distances. Today a good proportion of all the important lines survive in the service of tourists, whose appreciation of the landscape, and the railways themselves, keep these relics of industrial Britain alive in all their variety. Peter Johnson has been researching and writing about narrow gauge lines for many years, and this is the perfect introduction to a rich and appealing corner of British railway history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747813910
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/10/2013
Series:
Shire Library , #772
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
18 MB
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Meet the Author

Peter Johnson started contributing the narrow gauge railway news column to Railway World magazine in 1991, transferring to Steam Railway in 1995. He has written several books on Welsh narrow gauge lines, including in-depth histories of the Festiniog, Welsh Highland and Snowdon Mountain Railways.

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