Compact Wales: The Great Trains of Wales Explored

Arfon Haines Davies

Compact Wales: The Great Trains of Wales Explored

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Awdur: Arfon Haines Davies

ISBN: 9781845242602
Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: 22 Mawrth 2017
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Llanrwst
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 150x155 mm, 128 tudalen
Iaith: Saesneg

Yn y gyfrol hon mae Arfon Haines Davies yn ein harwain ar hyd rheilffyrdd stêm Cymru gan rannu gwybodaeth am gyfoeth treftadaeth ddiwydiannol Cymru ar hyd y daith. Mae lluniau lliw yn atgyfnerthu'r testun.

Tabl Cynnwys:
North Wales:
1. The Ffestiniog Railway
2. Talyllyn
3. Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
4. Bala Lake Railway
5. Llanberis Railway
6. Snowdon Mountain Railway
7. Penrhyn Quarry Railway
8. Llangollen Railway
9. Fairbourne Railway
10. Welsh Highland Railway
11. Rhyl Miniature Railway
12. The Great Orme Tramway
13. Conwy Valley Miniature Railway and Museum

Mid Wales:
14. Vale of Rheidol
15. The Welshpool and Llanfair Railway
16. Aberystwyth Cliff Railway
17. Corris Railway
18. Rhiw Valley Light Railway
19. Centre of Alternative Technology

South Wales:
20. Brecon Mountain Railway
21. Barry Tourist Railway
22. The Gwili Railway
23. Pontypool Blaenafon
24. Teifi Valley Railway
Bywgraffiad Awdur:
Arfon Haines Davies has always been a locomotive fan. His interest in the steam railways of his country has tied in with his talent to communicate with his public as a broadcaster. Having presented many programmes on Welsh Heritage Railways, he is the ideal person to guide us around the tracks with interest and appreciation.
Gwybodaeth Bellach:
Wales can be proud of its railway heritage: the oldest surviving railway company in the world (Ffestiniog Railway); the first successful volunteers’ railway preservation society (Talyllyn, 1951); the highest railway in the British Isles (Snowdon); one of the first narrow gauge railways in the world (Llandegai Tramway, 1798) and the first steam engine railway in the world (Merthyr, 1804).
With its wealth of natural resources – slate, coal, ore – Wales became the first industrialised nation in the world in 1851, when most of its workers were in industry rather than toiling the land. Railways became essential links between the mines and quarries – often in high and narrow valleys – and the sea ports. The Great Trains of Wales offer a wealth of industrial heritage but their journeys also take the passengers from the coast to the mountains, through some of the most spectacular scenery you could imagine. Pastures give way to trees as you steam past ancient woodlands, streams and waterfalls.