The historic trainline connecting Shropshire, England, to the West Coast of Wales is beautifully captured in this volume of photographs.
One of the most scenic trainlines in the United Kingdom, the Cambrian Line carries passengers through mountains and market towns, offering views of castles, countryside, and World Heritage sites as it makes its way to the breathtaking Welsh coast. This volume offers a brief history of the Cambrian Railways’ early years, followed by a magnificent and comprehensive set of early photographs of Cambrian engines, Oswestry Works, and sumptuous Welsh scenery.
The book is written by British Railways expert David Maidment together with Paul Carpenter, who brings the story of the Cambrian up to date. Carpenter also invites a number of former railwaymen who to share their memories of working on the Cambrian system. The book also covers the efforts of Cambrian Heritage Railways to restore part of the closed section of the line.