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The Great Western Railway Volume Three Plymouth To Penzance By Stanley C. Jenkins

The Great Western Railway Volume Three Plymouth To Penzance
by Stanley C. Jenkins

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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the GWR line between Plymouth and Penzance has changed and developed since 1846.
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The Great Western Railway Volume Three Plymouth To Penzance by Stanley C. Jenkins

The Cornwall Railway was authorised on 3 August 1846 with the aim of constructing a broad gauge rail link between Plymouth, Truro and Falmouth. After many vicissitudes, the railway was ceremonially opened between Plymouth and Truro on 2 May 1859. Meanwhile, further to the west, an entirely separate undertaking known as the West Cornwall Railway had been sanctioned with powers for the construction of a standard gauge railway between Truro and Penzance, which would incorporate parts of the earlier Hayle Railway. The WCR was completed in 1852, although there was no connection with the Cornwall Railway until 1859. Despite the `break-of-gauge' at Truro, these two railways formed part of a through route between Paddington and Penzance and, as such, they were subsequently absorbed into the GWR system as part of the present-day West of England main line.

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About Stanley C. Jenkins


Stanley C. Jenkins, who was educated at Witney Grammar School, the University of Lancaster and the University of Leicester, has written over 20 books and some 750 articles on local, transport and regional history. Having worked as an English Language teacher at Oxford Air Training School for several years, he returned to Leicester University to retrain as a museum curator in 1986, and was subsequently employed by English Heritage as the Regional Curator for South Western England. He is Curatorial Advisor to the Witney & District Museum, and is also working as a curator for the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust, which is at present building a military museum at Woodstock. Martin Loader has been interested in railways since the late 1960s, but only starting taking photographs seriously with the acquisition of his first 'proper' camera in 1978.

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GOR009933597
The Great Western Railway Volume Three Plymouth To Penzance by Stanley C. Jenkins
Stanley C. Jenkins
The Great Western Railway ...
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
2014-11-13
128
1445639688
9781445639680
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