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ISBN: 9780857041579
AUTHOR: Maurice Dart
Cardiff, Newport & The Valleys Railways
Cardiff, Newport & The Valleys Railways
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This book, the first of a number of volumes covering the railways of South Wales, appears as part of the popular and growing Images series featuring photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall-based photographer and author.

Here are rare photographs, the majority of them taken by the author, of the lines which served ports and local communities around Cardiff, Newport and their hinterland. Each photograph is accompanied by the author’s own text, often with unique reminiscences of this important part of the railway system in Wales.

The author writes:

The photos in this album have been selected from my collection of many thousands of railway scenes. Together they present an overall view of many of the types of locomotives which have worked in the area since late in the nineteenth century. Along with the engines much of what is nowadays termed ’railway infrastructure‘ is included in the photos together with a varied selection of rolling stock. I have attempted to include as wide a variety of locations as possible to cover the locomotive scene on the main line, on branch lines, in goods yards and at locomotive sheds. Industrial Railways feature in the last part of the book. It is hoped that the book will appeal not only to railway enthusiasts but also to readers seeking photos of local areas. The detail contained in many of the photos may be of assistance to railway modellers of certain periods. I hope that this collection of photos will help to recall the magic and nostalgia that the sight of working steam locomotives induces in many people.

Here for the first time is a comprehensive look at an important part of this unique collection – a book that will become a classic of South Wales steam.

Maurice Dart was born in Plymouth and, apart from a period in Gibraltar, he has lived in Devon and Cornwall for all of his life. The interest in railways was bred into him almost from birth and has stayed with him. He was educated at Sutton High School, Plymouth followed by Plymouth & Devonport Technical College and worked as a chemist in the China Clay industry for thirty seven years. Through his work connections he gained an intimate knowledge of the Lee Moor Tramway and of China Clay railway operations by the main line railway companies. Following retirement he works as a volunteer on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway mainly in the shop or escorting visiting enthusiasts around the railway.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 157 9, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published June 2012.

Images of Exeter & East Devon RailwaysImages of Exeter & East Devon Railways - £19.99
This is a must-have book for all fans of steam railways features photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall-based photographer and authority on Westcountry railways. This volume covers the period from the earliest days of photography through to the end of the age of steam on railways throughout Exeter and East Devon.
Images of Cornish RailwaysImages of Cornish Railways - £19.99
This must-have book for all fans of steam railways features photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall based photographer and authority on Westcountry railways.
Images of Wiltshire RailwaysImages of Wiltshire Railways - £19.99
Another book in this popular and growing series featuring photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, authority on Westcountry railways.
Images of Lancashire & Cheshire RailwaysImages of Lancashire & Cheshire Railways - £19.99

An addition to the burgeoning series of photographic studies based on images from the collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall-based photographer and authority on steam and diesel locomotive types. This volume covers much of the twentieth century through to the end of the age of steam on railways in the counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.

BR Diesels Volume 1BR Diesels Volume 1 - £19.99
In this book the Maurice Dart includes the earlier types of diesel locos which worked on BR many of which have been withdrawn, leaving survivors in departmental use and in preservation. Others, including class 20s, still operate for companies such as DRS.
Images of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways: CornwallImages of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways: Cornwall - £19.99
This book, covering Industrial and Narrow Gauge Railways in Cornwall, and its ‘sister’ volume covering Devon, appear as part of the popular and growing series featuring photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall-based photographer and authority on Westcountry railways.
Images of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways - DevonImages of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways - Devon - £19.99
Here are rare photographs, many of them taken by the author, Maurice Dart of these important local lines which served ports, military installations, industrial sites and aspects of tourism in Devon.
Images of Plymouth & South Devon RailwaysImages of Plymouth & South Devon Railways - £19.99
This volume by Maurice Dart covers the period from the earliest days of photography through to the end of the age of steam on railways in Plymouth and South Devon. Here are rare photographs, many of them taken by the author, of main line locomotives and private and military lines, many of which no longer exist.
Images of Bristol, Somerset and Dorset RailwaysImages of Bristol, Somerset and Dorset Railways - £19.99
Now in his seventies, from a boy Maurice Dart has travelled throughout much of Southern Britain armed with a camera, taking photographs of all things railway. His collection has been used in countless magazines and journals. Here for the first time is a comprehensive look at a major part of this unique collection - a book that will become a classic of Westcountry steam.
Images of Hampshire and Isle of Wight RailwaysImages of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Railways - £19.99
Here are rare photographs, many of them taken by the author Maurice Dart, of main line locomotives and private and industrial lines, many of which no longer exist. Each is accompanied by the author’s own text, unique reminiscences of the locomotives that once ran on the westcountry’s extensive rail system.
 
 
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