The Great Western Railway Volume Four North & West Route Paperback / softback
Part of the The Great Western Railway ... series
The `North & West Route', which, in recent years, has become known as the `Welsh Marches Line', extends from Newport to Chester.
Historically, this 137-mile route is an amalgam of three distinct railways: the Shrewsbury & Chester Railway, the Shrewsbury & Hereford Railway and the Newport, Abergavenny & Hereford Railway.
All three lines came under Great Western control at a relatively early date, although the Shrewsbury & Hereford section became a joint undertaking, which was owned by the GWR and the London & North Western Railway companies. The line runs through attractive and sometimes spectacular scenery via Abergavenny, Pontrilas, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Shrewsbury and Ruabon, thereby providing a useful transport link between North and South Wales, while some services run north-eastwards from Shrewsbury to Crewe over a former London & North Western line that forms part of a direct link between South Wales and the Manchester conurbation.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 128 pages, 200 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Amberley Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/02/2015
- Category: Trains & railways: general interest
- ISBN: 9781445641294
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