|Sub-titled 'The Penrhyn Quarry Railways'. The subject of this account has engaged James Boyd's curiosity over 50 years; it concerns one of the most captivating railway sites in North Wales. This work includes a feat of photographs and delightful drawings, with maps specially prepared for this erudite coverage of an era now vanished.
Not only railways, but people, places, industries, ships, social orders - all now a memory - are faithfully recorded, for the Penrhyn Railways were amongst the first private systems born out of the French Wars and the Industrial Revolution. The author brings an unassailable, lifetime's involvement in his subjects.
The series, of which this volume forms a part, are not only backed by the author's own unique, close personal knowledge in both fieldwork and documentation, but also by a team of enthusiastic assistants, each a specialist in his own field.
J I C Boyd
Hardback. 232 pages. 95 photographs