Subtitle History and Working
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.