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Llanelly West to Camarthen - cover

Llanelly West to Camarthen

John Hodge

Publisher: Pen & Sword Transport

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A pictorial survey of the 20 miles of railway line between the junction station at Llanelly and the county town of Carmarthen in West Wales. Railway historian John Hodge looks at the development of the lines in West Wales, between these locations, taking in the history of the local industry that was once a feature in this area. This book covers each station and main location along the route, with good photographic coverage and interesting long captions explaining the location’s significance. Additional text is provided for several locations, giving more historical detail and anecdotal information: Llanelly West/Old Castle CrossingPembrey & Burry PortCarmarthen Bay Power StationLando HaltKidwelly Flats HaltKidwellyFerrysideCarmarthenCarmarthen JunctionCarmarthen New StationCarmarthen Junction ShedCarmarthen Shed The work is of interest to railway historians and those who accurately model railways, having a good coverage of the subject throughout its pages.“Narrative summaries of each of the major locations are provided, but the real strength of the book lies in the several hundred photographs which the author has brought together. These include the huge and diverse range of steam motive power to be found at Carmarthen shed over the years, a fine selection of views of Carmarthen station itself, everyday and special trains passing through rural and often highly scenic locations, and useful views of the intermediate stations and signal boxes which will be particularly valuable to the modeller and historian.” —West Somerset Railway Association
Available since: 04/30/2020.
Print length: 192 pages.

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