Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton - Portrait of a Famous Route - Part One: Oxford to Worcester

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Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton - Portrait of a Famous Route - Part One: Oxford to Worcester
Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton - Portrait of a Famous Route (Part One: Oxford to Worcester), by Bob Pixton

Published by Runpast in 2003, 96 pages. Large A4 size softback (N4252)

Brand New Book

This book provides a fascinating and detailed pictorial history of the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway (the OWW) during the age of steam, and this part concentrates on the route from Oxford to Worcester.

The GWR hoped that the OWW railway from Oxford to Worcester and Wolverhampton would extend the tentacles of the broad gauge northward, but in the event, only standard gauge trains ever provided the service on this line linking these important centres.  The first part of a two volume set takes a detailed look at the essentially rural route from Oxford to Worcester, through beautiful Cotswold countryside, somehow so redolent of the Great Western.

Informative captions enhance the many black and white photographs, which are not just of trains and the varied motive power in steam days, but also cover all of the stations, plus signal boxes, freight yards and tunnels, the book thus providing an excellent account of the line's fortunes over the years.

Please note that although new, this book does have slight spine roll along the left hand side and a little bubbling to the inside pages, both caused where the book has been stored flat on the shelves

Condition New