Seven Foot Gauge Railways: Great Western Railway, West Somerset Railway, North Devon Railway, Metropolitan Railway, Chard Branch Line Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781155269658

Published: August 30th 2011

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Seven Foot Gauge Railways: Great Western Railway, West Somerset Railway, North Devon Railway, Metropolitan Railway, Chard Branch Line  by  Source Wikipedia

Seven Foot Gauge Railways: Great Western Railway, West Somerset Railway, North Devon Railway, Metropolitan Railway, Chard Branch Line by Source Wikipedia
August 30th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 60 pages | ISBN: 9781155269658 | 7.43 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 58. Chapters: Great Western Railway, West Somerset Railway, North Devon Railway, Metropolitan Railway, Chard BranchMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 58.

Chapters: Great Western Railway, West Somerset Railway, North Devon Railway, Metropolitan Railway, Chard Branch Line, South Devon and Tavistock Railway, Cornwall Railway, Bristol and Exeter Railway, Bristol and South Wales Union Railway, Cheddar Valley Line, South Devon Railway Company, Bristol and Gloucester Railway, Vale of Neath Railway, Berks and Hants Railway, West Cornwall Railway, Bullo Pill Railway, Portishead Railway, Devon and Somerset Railway, East Somerset Railway, South Wales Railway, Torbay and Brixham Railway, Carmarthen and Cardigan Railway, South Wales Mineral Railway, Llynvi and Ogmore Railway, Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway, Lostwithiel and Fowey Railway, Bridport Railway, Newquay and Cornwall Junction Railway, Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway, Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway, Exeter and Crediton Railway, Dartmouth and Torbay Railway, Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South Devon Railway.

Excerpt: The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the south-west and west of England and most of Wales. It was founded in 1833, received its enabling Act of Parliament in 1835 and ran its first trains in 1838. It was engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who chose a broad gauge of in (2,140 mm) but, from 1854, a series of amalgamations saw it also operate in (1,435 mm) standard-gauge trains- the last broad-gauge services were operated in 1892. The GWR was the only company to keep its identity through the Railways Act 1921, which amalgamated it with the remaining independent railways within its territory, and it was finally wound up at the end of 1947 when it was nationalised and became the Western Region of British Railways.

The GWR was called by some Gods Wonderful Railway and by others the Great Way Round but it was famed as the Holiday Line, taking ma...



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