Hardback | 64 pages | 150 x 200mm
Publication May 2018 | ISBN 9781912213115
Authors Paul Lawton and David Southern continue Graffeg’s series of pocket books exploring Wales’ railway heritage, each revealing a ‘lost line’ of Wales.
In this addition, take a nostalgic steam-powered journey back in time on the long-closed service between Bangor and Afon Wen, cut as part of the Beeching Axe in 1964. The line from Bangor to Afon Wen is one of the most interesting of the lost lines of Wales. It is still remembered with great affection by many local residents and railway enthusiasts.
The closure of many of these lines has had significant and lasting impact, and the recovery of some routes is of public relevance and a source of debate today. The history and social background of the railway and its passengers is explored station by station. Photo-illustrated throughout, its story is brought vividly to life through extensive research and archive photography, some of which has never been published before.
Books in the series:
- Cambrian Coast Line
- Ruabon to Barmouth
- Aberystwyth to Carmarthen
- Brecon to Newport
- Vale of Neath
- Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth
- The Mid Wales Line
- Chester to Holyhead
- Bangor to Afon Wen
- Rhyl to Corwen
- The Heads of the Valleys Line
- Conwy Valley Line