This fourth and final Volume of Geoff Bannister’s archive comprises a rich miscellany of railway scenes in those halcyon days ranging from the last train on the long closed and legendary Shropshire & Montgomeryshire line to the bustling Fort William – Mallaig Extension, still fully steam worked in the summer of 1960, and from the preserved Bluebell Railway in its earliest days, still working into Horsted Keynes BR station, to the Central Wales line with its Standard 5s, LMS8Fs and even an ex-LNWR Super D.
The full itinerary of this fascinating railtour, some on well known metals, some rather less so, is as follows: Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Rly Cromford & High Peak Industrials: West Midlands miscellany Bluebell Railway 1961 Oxted district – local scenes Foxfield – Coniston branch Scotland: Killin Jn. – Killin Ballachulish Fort William – Mallaig Shrewsbury – Swansea GW/Cambrian: Westbury – Talerddigg – Machynlleth – Towyn Talyllyn Railway 1961 Ffestiniog Railway 1958, 1959 Vale Rheidol Railway 1957 Talyllyn Jn. Hay-on-Wye Oxley- Kingswinford
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