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Andrew (Biased_arbiter) | 10 comments New book "The Snailbeach District Railways" required (details below) for author Andy Cuckson - was incorrectly added as an edition of the Tonks 9780901096173. Please remove the Cuckson as an edition of the Tonks and add it as a different book under new author Andy Cuckson:
* Title - The Snailbeach District Railways
* Author(s) name(s) - Andy Cuckson
* ISBN (or ASIN) - 9780906294901
* Publisher - Twelveheads Press
* Publication date - 2017
* Format - Hardcover
* Description - The Snailbeach District Railways was one of Britain's lesser known public narrow gauge railways. Never carrying passengers, its history and workings have never before been fully explored but after many years research Andy Cuckson is able to reveal a fascinating story, about the mines and minerals the line supported and the people who built and worked it, including Henry Dennis, the entrepreneurial civil engineer and mine manager.

This book tells of the early railways in the area and the many plans to bring rail access to this part of Shropshire, and of the development and impact of the mines. Of the railway all aspects are described: locomotives, rolling stock, engineering, operation and people. The rundown of the mines brought problems but despite all, the line survived, finding a new role hauling roadstone, albeit using a farm tractor for motive power. After 82 years, from 1877, the line finally closed in 1959 but, surprisingly, the company still exists on paper.

Many photographs have never been published before and many of the maps and drawings have been specially commissioned. This is the fullest account possible of the Snailbeach District Railways and will become the standard work on the line.
* Page count - 223
* Link to cover - image already present.
Thanks, Andrew.


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David Raz (DavidRaz) | 4053 comments On it


message 3: by David (last edited Jul 07, 2017 05:59AM) (new)

David Raz (DavidRaz) | 4053 comments Books split, data already there. The Snailbeach District Railways


message 4: by Andrew (new)

Andrew (Biased_arbiter) | 10 comments Thanks very much - will add manually next time. Lesson learnt. Good day, A.


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