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In this second volume covering the railways of Gloucestershire in colour, author Neil Parkhouse has assembled a remarkable and extensive selection of pictures, collected over the last fifteen years, which are further illustrated with maps, tickets, WTT extracts and other ephemera. As well as the lines and the infrastructure, various of the collieries, docks and works which were served are also pictured. The hugely individualistic nature of the Forest of Dean is well depicted within these pages and many of its hidden nooks and crannies explored. The period covered is from the late 1950s to the mid 1970s, when traffic on the branch to Parkend finally ceased and the Dean Forest Railway took over.
Lines featured are The Forest of Dean Branch (Newnham to Cinderford, Northern United and Whimsey), The Severn & Wye Line (Lydney to Lydbrook, including Lydney Docks and Princess Royal), The Coleford Branch (Coleford Junction to Sling, Coleford and Whitecliff), Blakeney (Purton Steam Carriage Road and Forest of Dean Central Railway) and the Severn Bridge Railway (Lydney to Sharpness).