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RE-SHAPING RAIL IN SOUTH WALES
Published October 2018
A4 size softback book with many colour and black & white illustrations, 288 pages
173–175 Neath Road, Briton Ferry, SA11 2BX
tel: 01639 813140
Any profit from sales will be given to Community-managed libraries in Neath-Port Talbot
The railways of Briton Ferry and district - past, present and future
by Philip Adams & Martin Davies
Profusely illustrated with colour and black-and-white photos, maps and diagrams, the book touches on most topics. The bonding agent between them, which makes the book somewhat singular, is the people of Neath-Port Talbot and their social experiences of the area’s railways.
The book covers three historical periods:
1. From the inception of the railways until the mid-twentieth century.
2. The mid-twentieth century from 1955 to 1975
3. The final decades of the twentieth century to the present day and the prospects for the future.
No reader should fail to consider the issues raised about future transport needs and how integrated transport systems, with heavy railways as their core, can contribute to the redevelopment and prosperity of regions such as Swansea Bay.
Available now - published October 2018
Hitachi bi-modal train at Briton Ferry
Special train at Neath Riverside behind 4612 and 9675
0-4-2 tank 1401 which starred in the film Titfield Thunderbolt -watercolour painting by Martin Davies