Books relating to steam locomotive development & railways in generalBe the first to write a review. Hardback with dustjacket. The dustjacket has some light wear, it is complete. The book is from a private collection and is in good condition. The dustjacket has some light wear, it is complete, the pages are unmarked. It will be well packed for posting - Heavy Item!
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County Donegal Railways by Edward Mervyn
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View Larger Image. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Possibly read more than any other railway book, The Country Railway has sold over , copies. This is a redesigned edition of the original text and photographs. Everyone loved the country railway with its neat stations and colourful gardens, the shining brasswork of its tank engines, viaducts daringly built over gushing rivers, embankments carpeted with flowers, and guards whose appearance and voice as well as the traffic they carried in their vans reflected exactly the character of the terrain being served. Basing his work on deep historical research and rich personal experience, David St John Thomas lovingly portrays the branch and cross-country railway in all its nostalgic, technical and commercial aspects. He tells of the days of high expectation when the local promoters first met and chose the architectural style for their stations, sees the navvies at work hacking through the countryside, reports the arrival of the first trains, recalls the troubled realisation when traffic receipts failed to provide enough for dividends.
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