Rails Along the Fathew - the Story of the Tallylyn Railway
Given that it was published at the same time as ‘Talyllyn Pioneers’, it is surprising that, other in the railway it covers, this book largely doesn’t clash with ‘...Pioneers’.
Certainly the first 61 pages cover the history, but this is followed by 87 pages on ‘The Route Described’ up to Nant Gwernol. It is this section which sets this book apart, being both descriptive, very well illustrated, with an excellent route map and gradient plan, plus plans of the station layouts at various times, making it useful for planning a visit in detail.
Amongst other matters, subsequent chapters cover Passenger and Goods Operations, Locomotives, Passenger and Goods Stock, Signalling, People and other matters. Over 400 photos, 224 pages and hardback.