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ISBN 978 0 906294 68 0
96 pages, 129 illustrations, many in colour. Soft back with full colour cover £14.00


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Slate Quarry Railways of Gwynedd

by Michael Messenger

The surviving slate quarries of North Wales were remarkable places in the 1960s. Their working methods and their railways especially were from an earlier age and their days were numbered. Michael Messenger visited the area just in time and was able to visit the major working slate quarries in the counties of Caernarfon and Merioneth. His photographs capture the essence of these distinctive narrow gauge railways that delved deep into the mountains of Snowdonia. Wagons with double-flanged wheels, mixed-gauge stub points, precipitous inclines as well as steam and diesel locomotives are included. Most of the 123 photographs, a third in colour, have not been published before.



A wonderful collection of photographs ... It should be an inspiration for the modeller of industrial railways, and is heartily recommended. Railway Modeller

Highly recommended. Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review

A very appealling book. Welsh Mines Society Newletter

Also by Michael Messenger:

North Devon Clay, £18.00

The Culm Valley Light Railway, £15.00

Caradon & Looe; the canal, railways & mines, £18.00

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