The Avonmouth Line

History and Working

The Avonmouth Line
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ISBN: 9781785004377
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The Avonmouth Line - History and Working describes how a short passenger line was first constructed, running from a station in the Avon Gorge at Hotwells to the new Docks. The Midland Railway and then the Great Western Railway took advantage of the rising popularity of the Avonmouth docks, and additional routes were constructed at Kingswood Junction on the Bristol-Gloucester line, and from a junction with the Great Western at Pilning. Contents covered include its development into a major railway system with the arrival of the GWR and the MR 'Clifton Expansion'. Also covered are the dock lines at their height of use, with marshalling yards and passenger stations; the dock lines during wartime; post-1950s attempts to close the line, and finally, the line in 2018.

The author

P.D. Rendall became a Mechanical Engineering apprentice for British Rail Engineering's Swindon works at the age of sixteen.  After nine years in engineering, he worked as a Signalman, rising to become Supervisor of the Bristol Panel signal box. He has a Honours degree in Social and Community History, and divides his time between work as a social historian and working in the mental health sector. He is a published author on many subjects, from the 1970 Bristol resignalling to the North Somerset coalfield, and has appeared on local TV and radio.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9781785004377
Illustrations: 178 color & 62 b-w photos
Size: 7.44 in x 9.68 in / 188.98 mm x 245.87 mm
Edition: First Edition
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