Published by Bridge Books in 2011, 167 pages. Large Booklet - 26cm by 17cm (N4285P1).
Brand New Book.
From the inside front fly leaf: This book is a detailed photographic history of the railways that operated through the Merionethshire town of Bala for almost 100 years from the late 1860s to the mid 1960s. Located equidistant between industrial north-east Wales and the Cardigan Bay coast, Bala was an important intermediate location between Ruabon (on the Chester-Shrewsbury line) and Barmouth, and the junction for a challenging route through the mountains to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog....
Using more than 260 photographs, many previously unpublished, the authors have set out to capture something of the character of the Ruabon-Barmouth and Bala-Blaenau Ffestiniog lines, including the landscape through which the routes passed, the train services, the station architecture and some of the personalities who operated the railway