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Postby RichardHC » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:49 pm

As most of us are not able in current circumstances to get out to browse round bookshops you might like to know about some recent books from The History Press I have come across.

The End of the Line: The Last Ten Years at Swindon Works by Ron Bateman. The History Press. Paperback. 208pp. ISBN 978 0 7509 9312 8 - £16.99
Steam In the 1950s: The Railway Photographs of Robert Butterfield by Brian J Dickson. The History Press, Paperback. 120pp. ISBN 978 0 7509 9370 8 - £20.00
Early & First Generation Green Diesels in Photographs by Brian J Dickson. The History Press. Hardback. 128pp. ISBN 978 0 7509 9265 7 - £20.00

The books are available from the usual on-line retailers if you are not able to visit a bookshop personally. Are any open?
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Re: New Books

Postby RichardHC » Mon May 04, 2020 4:15 pm

OK, not a book about Wales or Welsh Railways but still an interesting book by a well known author on transport subjects:

Railways, Ports and Resorts of Morecambe Bay including the Ulverston Canal by Gordon Biddle. Softback. 64pp. 245 x 170mm. 59 illustrations including 21 in colour. ISBN 978 0 90146168 1. £10.00

Railways transformed Morecambe Bay, creating the industrial town of Barrow, the resorts of Grange-over-Sands and Morecambe, and culminating in the new deep-water port at Heysham in 1896. This book looks at these achievements as well as a long and fascinating pedigree, beginning with perilous foot crossings of the bay which for centuries formed the main route to Furness.

Special attention is given to the now forgotten ports of Milnthorpe, Greenodd and Ulverston – the last with its ship canal – and their role in the area’s principal trading route. A final chapter focuses on viaducts across the rivers Leven, Kent and Beela, the first two now the two most prominent features of the bay. There is a profuse selection of illustrations, many of which portray structures still surviving from a former heyday.

Gordon Biddle has written fourteen books on railway civil engineering and architecture as well as inland waterways. He is a founder member of the RCHS, its first secretary, and now a vice-president. He lives at Silverdale, overlooking Morecambe Bay.

Published by the Railway & Canal Historical Society. Order from your local bookseller or:
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