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Re: New Books

Postby RichardCoulthurst » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:35 am

Earlier this year I posted the following query here:

I have just been looking at the Brecon to Newport volume in the Lost Lines of Wales series by Tom Ferris (Graffeg Publishing) again. On page 35 there is an undated photograph of an unidentified GWR 14XX 0-4-2T running bunker first at the head of a freight train apparently heading southwards near Talybont. I don't recall having seen a photograph of this class of locomotive on this line before. The usual locos were 0-6-0PTs. Were 14XX tanks in use regularly on this route or was this something unusual? I would have thought that hauling a freight train up the Seven Mile Bank to Torpantau would have been a challenge to one of these diminutive locomotives. Any thoughts?

The location has now been positively identified as Bullock's Mill Crossing on the Leominster to Kington/New Radnor branch. The locomotive will be 1420 and the photograph was taken in 1964. The water course in the foreground is not the Brecon and Abergavenny Canal as stated in the caption and the bridge in the background crosses the River Arrow.
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Re: New Books

Postby RichardCoulthurst » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:29 pm

I have just come across this book from a small Welsh publisher:

The Story of the Irish Mail by William Davies, published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, paperback, 215 x 138mm, 200 pages, 100 b/w photographs, maps and plans.

Just a reminder to all RCTS members to post details of new books here particularly those, like this one, from smaller publishers which might otherwise be overlooked.
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Re: New Books

Postby RichardCoulthurst » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:30 pm

This is not actually a new book as it was published last year but I haven't seen a previous reference to it. It is not a railway book as such but the slate industry clearly had an impact on the development of railways in North & Mid-Wales.It is quite expensive but previous books from this author and publisher have been excellent. You might be able to pick one up on the second-hand book market.

WELSH SLATE - Archaeology and History of a Industry, David Gwyn, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, hardback, 291 pages, 284 x 226mm, ISBN 978 1 871184 51 8, £45.00.
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Re: New Books

Postby RichardCoulthurst » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:06 am

The following books from smaller publishers may have escaped wider attention:

The Story of the Irish Mail by William Davies.
Paperback, 200 pages, 215 x 138mm, 88 photographs, 10 maps.
Published in 2016 by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Ysgubor Plas, Llwyndyrys, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6NG – ISBN: 978 1 84524 254 1 - £8.50 (plus £2.50 p&p)
Publisher’s website is http://www.carreg-gwalch.com.

Rails in the Dales by David Joy
Paperback, 96 pages, 245 x 170mm, 53 colour & b/w photographs, map, list of opening & closing dates, bibliography, index.
Covers railways in eight Yorkshire dales including Wharfedale, Ribblesdale, Dentdale, Garsdale, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Costerdale and Nidderdale.
Published in 2017 by the Railway & Canal Historical Society, 4 Broadway, Lincoln, LN2 1SH –
ISBN: 978 0 901461 65 0 - £12.50 (post free in the UK)
Publisher’s website is http://www.rchs.org.uk.
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