Published: 21st October 2015
Publisher: Black Dwarf Lightmoor
The Severn & Wye and Forest of Dean tramroads are amongst the earliest lines established in Great Britain. Horse operated, they were later converted into railways worked by locomotives and, later still, both also provided passenger services for the benefit of local inhabitants. These only lasted for around fifty years, however, and it is for freight traffic that the Forest lines are chiefly remembered today and we are fortunate that several photographers made it their mission to record these lines and their operations in the last years of their life.
For this second volume covering the railways of Gloucestershire in colour, author Neil Parkhouse has once again assembled a remarkable and extensive selection of pictures, collected over the last fifteen years, which are further illustrated with maps, tickets, WTT extracts and other ephemera. As well as the lines and the infrastructure, various of the collieries, docks and works which were served are also pictured.