Book published by The Oakwood Press in 2021, 192 pages. Paperback (N8097)
Brand New Book
The book begins with an account of Connemara, in the west of Ireland, and the various schemes put forward to link its two main settlements, Galway and Clifden. The first of these was proposed in 1860, but it was over 30 years before the line was built by the Midland Great Western Railway who operated it until 1925 when the government shied away from Nationalisation but merged all railways operating only in Irish Free State into Great Southern Railways. The line closed in 1935. Given the full Oakwood treatment there are eleven chapters including Train Services, Locomotives and Rolling Stock and Road Services . Appendices include the Shantalla Siding, Tourism and the Recess Hotel, The Ulster & Connaught Light Railway and The Marconi Railway, Clifden. The illustrations comprise photographs of stations, signals, and tickets as well as maps, charts, diagrams and advertisements.
The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs, maps and drawings.