Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton - Portrait of a Famous Route, Part 2: Worcester to Wolverhampton

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Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton - Portrait of a Famous Route, Part 2: Worcester to Wolverhampton
Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton - Portrait of a Famous Route (Part Two: Worcester to Wolverhampton), by Bob Pixton

Published by Runpast in 2004, 96 pages. Large A4 size softback (N42502)

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 Worcester to Wolverhampton.

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. And while the Oxford to Worcester section of the OWW (covered in Part One of this set), was essentially rural in nature, the Worcester to Wolverhampton route passed through Droitwich, with its long-established salt industry, the carpet manufacturing town of Kidderminster, and the heavily industrialised 'Black Country' with its steelworks and coal mines. The line also had connections to other routes, giving access to Birmingham and railways such as the LNWR for traffic going further north.

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 spine roll along the left hand side, caused where the book has been stored flat on the shelves

Condition New