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Ross Monmouth and Pontypool Road Line

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Ross Monmouth and Pontypool Road Line


The single track lines from Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth and from Monmouth to Little Mill Junction (near Pontypool) were classic rural Great Western branch lines. The first line was built by the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk & Pontypool Railway, in 1857, and the section from Monmouth to Ross was built by the Ross & Monmouth Railway and opened on 4th August 1873. The Great Western, which absorbed both undertakings, regarded these lines as one continuous route. This book now looks at this route and begins with a historical study of the two original companies and then the operation of the line under the Great Western. The next chapters describe the stations and infrastructure in detail, while the final chapter looks at the decline of the route after World War II. 200 pages, softback, with 152 black & white photos.

Additional Information

Stock Code: OA692.0
Author: Jenkins SC
ISBN13: 9780853616924
Height(mm): 210
Width(mm): 148
Page Count: 200
Publication Date: 7 Sep 2009
Publication Status: Available
MDS Books

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