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The construction of the South Wales main line westward through Newport, Cardiff and Swansea took 20 years to complete and the first train to arrive at Newport's High Street station in 1850 was driven by Brunel himself.
Passengers as well as freight were important to the railway companies. The Barry Railway ran up to ninety coal trains a day, but also developed Barry Island as a pleasure resort and operated their own ships, know as the Red Funnel Fleet. Mike Hall brings to life the lost railways of South Wales.
By Mike Hall. ISBN: 9781846741722
A5 (softcover) 176 pages