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The South Wales Direct Line

History and Working

PD Rendall

The Severn Tunnel, opened in 1886, brought increased traffic to South Wales. Communications were further improved in the early 20th century with GWR's 'Badminton Line' providing a direct link to London. Telling the history of the line, including its upgrading for high-speed trains in the 1970s, this book explores the stations, junctions, signal boxes, tunnels and other features of the route as well as the duties of staff who have worked on the railway.
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  • Publisher: Crowood
  • Year: 2014
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 244x187mm
  • ISBN: 9781847977076
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
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