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Stenlake Publishing - The Mawddwy, Van and Kerry Branches

The Mawddwy, Van and Kerry Branches

Author : Lewis Cozens, R.W. Kidner and Brian Poole
ISBN : 9780853616269
Cover : paperback
Price : £16.95

Lewis Cozens began his series of booklets on minor railways in the 1940s and 1950s, and had become assiduous in searching local and county records. In 1972 Oakwood published an edition of his three Cambrian booklets in one volume. Some 30 years later Roger Kidner revised and updated the text. The story was brought to life by the stories and tales thet Brian Poole was able to collect from those who knew the three lines well. Each of these lines had its own character: Mawddwy served the slate quarries; Van served the lead mines; and Kerry carried quantities of timber, served brickworks, and struggled to cope with a large influx of traffic generated by the annual Kerry sheep fair.

Powys contains many abandoned railways – there is something haunting about them, the ghosts of services past. Of all these Mawddwy, Van and Kerry were the first to expire. The collection of local communities’ reminiscences of these lines ensures that they will not be forgotten.

A5 format, 240 pages, 180 illustrations.

The Mawddwy, Van and Kerry Branches
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