|Now more than 150 years old, the route has carried a wide range of traffic types including long distant expresses, local residential services and freight of all types.
All these are extensively illustrated, along with the varied architectural styles employed at the stations, many of which vanished long ago.
Until nationalisation the route was a main line of the famous and well-loved Great Western Railway (GWR) empire. It was the home of Kings, Castles, Halls and many other types of GWR steam locomotives.
Authors: Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Hardback. 240 x 174 mm. 96 pages
120 photographs. Large-scale maps
Western Main Lines Series
Locations on the route:-
Acocks Green & South Yardley
Birmingham Moor Street
Birmingham Snow Hill
Leamington Spa Engine Shed
Leamington Spa General
Oxfordshire Ironstone Company (North of Banbury)
Small Heath (Bordesley Curve)
Southam & Harbury
Tyesley Engine Shed