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Volume 4 of the Gloucestershire Railways series by Neil Parkhouse has been split into two parts.
This volume will cover the Midland / Bristol and Gloucester Railway route south from Gloucester Eastgate to Stonehouse and the Stroud and Nailsworth branch. The Midland side of the Gloucester docks via the High Orchard and New Docks branches are included.
275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, casebound with printed board covers.

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(Product Ref 109409)

Volume 4 of the Gloucestershire Railways series by Neil Parkhouse has been split into two parts.
This volume picks up the Midland Bristol & Gloucester 'Charfield route' at Stonehouse and follows the line to Westerleigh, including the branches to Dursley, Sharpness and Thornbury.
275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, casebound with printed board covers.

£30.00
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In the third volume of this remarkable colour series, author Neil Parkhouse presents another exciting and extensive collection of pictures, which are again further illuminated with maps, tickets, public and working timetable extracts and other ephemera of the period. Those who knew the lines featured will delight in how they have been brought back to life within these pages, as so very little of what is depicted remains today. Barnwood shed closed in 1964 and Eastgate in 1975; both sites have since been redeveloped, with that of Eastgate completely lost beneath a superstore.
So sit back and enjoy a journey along the Midland Birmingham & Bristol route from Defford, just inside Worcestershire south through Ashchurch. Explore the Midland branches to Evesham and Upton-on-Severn via Tewkesbury, then re-join the mainline through Cheltenham to Gloucester with its' Eastgate station, extensive good yards and dock branches and Barnwood locomotive shed.
And delight in the colour of it all!
280pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, casebound with printed board covers.
£30.00
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Revised and enlarged edition of Neil Parkhouse' Gloucestershire Railways volume 1 covering  West Gloucester and the Wye Valley Lines
Incorporating pages of additional material and colour photographs which have become available since the publication of the first edition.
Written and produced by respected Gloucestershire and Forest-of-Dean railway and industry historian Neil Parkhouse this is the first volume in an on-going British Railway History in Colour series covering Gloucester and routes to the west and south west of the city towards Wales.

The county of Gloucestershire was once served by a maze of railway lines, many of which have long been closed. Fortunately, the scenery and differing railway architecture attracted the attention of a number of photographers many of whom began working with colour transparencies. This collection of over 500 colour images is supported with maps, tickets, Working Timetable extracts and other ephemera, to paint a picture of the railways of West Gloucestershire and the Wye Valley as they existed over fifty years ago. The aim has been to show the infrastructure – stations, signal boxes, goods yard, engine sheds – which has been lost, as much as the trains and their motive power. Along the way, some of the other locations which were once railway served – such as docks, quarries and industrial works – are also illustrated.

Routes covered are Gloucester to Chepstow, Gloucester to Hereford, Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth, Monmouth to Pontypool Road and to Chepstow, plus the Llanthony branch to the 'GWR side' of Gloucester docks and the Ledbury branch.
 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, casebound with printed board covers.

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(Product Ref 364)

Supplement for Gloucestershire Railways volume 1 First edition
This supplement contains 48 additional pages and photographs added to the second edition of Neil Parkhouses' Gloucestershire Railways volume 1 covering West Gloucestershire and the Wye Valley lines. The supplement is being produced to allow purchasers of the first edition to obtain the added material without purchasing the new edition of the book.
48 pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, casebound with printed board covers.

£7.50
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(Product Ref 51195)
Gwyn Briwnant Jones present a small selection of photograhs by Ifor Higgon, who recorded over 1,000 railway scenes between 1924 and 1967. This period sees many changes, from the Cambrian Railway soon after grouping through the Great Western period to the end of regular steam traction on British Railways.
An interesting record of the golden era of British steam set against stunning North Wales mountain and coastal scenery.
72 pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, card covers.
£10.00
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By the mid 1850s, Shrewsbury had become an important railway centre and several proposals were made to link the county town to the Welsh coast. In addition to passenger traffic, the coal, lead and stone mining district to the west of Shrewsbury, whilst not large, offered steady traffic, and so a railway from Shrewsbury to Welshpool was promoted locally.
96 pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, card covers.
£12.00
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(Product Ref 22824)