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NEW PUBLICATION - now available

Available now
Published October 2018

A4 size softback book with many colour and black & white illustrations, 288 pages

Price £25
ISBN 978-0-9930671-4-3

Obtainable from: 
Mike’s Newsagents,
173–175 Neath Road, Briton Ferry, SA11 2BX
tel: 01639 813140

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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.

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Available now - published October 2018

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Hitachi bi-modal train at Briton Ferry

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Special train at Neath Riverside

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

Bimodal Train at Briton Ferry
Re-shaping Rail in South Wales The Titfield Thunderbolt