Return to Wales

My latest completed railway proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was a picture album on the Carmarthen to Fishguard Harbour route, originally of the Great Western Railway. John Hodge, the author, has drawn together a comprehensive collection of illustrations old and new, taking the reader on a photographic journey along this route. Mr Hodge describes the brief heyday of the route as an express line, providing a high-speed link from London to Fishguard Harbour and Transatlantic shipping traffic, attempting to compete with the London & North Western Railway and its terminus at Liverpool Docks. This competition was brought to an end by the First World War and never resumed afterwards, although shipping to Ireland remains a staple diet of many of the line’s passengers. On a more positive note, many of the stations along the line, although with much reduced facilities, either remain open or have been re-opened, playing their respective parts in the life of this line.

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