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Rail Freight: Wales & The Borders

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The changes to rail freight in Wales & the Borders since the 1980’s have been dramatic in many ways & have often been a knock on effect of huge transformations in the industries that the railway serves, most notably, the coal mining sector.  These have led to a railway with a slimmed down infrastructure & renewed traction & rolling stock fleets.

Until the 1980’s coal was still the lifeblood of many railway lines in South Wales.  However one by one the pits closed leaving just a handful of surface operations still active in 2020.  The sight & sound of a Class 37 winding its way up a steep sided valley is now a distant memory.  Industrial decline has affected other traffics too, with the loss of the heavy iron ore trains to Llanwern & many other flows.  However Welsh fright is far from dead.  Class 60 hauled oil & steam trains still ply the South Wales main line & there have been small revivals such as cement from Penyffordd.

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ISBN: 9781913870218
Binding: Paperback
Dimensions: 245mm x 170mm
Pages: 96
Photos/Illus: over 150 photos

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