Railways of Hereford by Gordon Wood
Railways of Hereford by Gordon Wood
Railways of Hereford by Gordon Wood
Railways of Hereford by Gordon Wood
Railways of Hereford by Gordon Wood

Railways of Hereford by Gordon Wood

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Railways of Hereford by Gordon Wood
Railways of Hereford by Gordon Wood
Hard Cover with dust jacket
224 pages
Copyright 2003

Introduction - Development of Hereford - Roads - River Navigation - Tramroads - Canal Navigation - Public Transport - Outside Influences
First Initiatives: 1836-1844 - Schemes of 1844 - Schemes of 1845 - Schemes that failed - Schemes of 1846 - Schemes of 1847 - Schemes of 1850 - Schemes of 1851 - Schemes of 1852 - Completing the main routes.
Deviatons and Additions
Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford First Deviation - Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford in Court - Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Second Deviation - The Worcester Mile - Hereford Curve - Hereford, Hay and Brecon - Widemarsh Loop and Brecon Curve
1844 Initial Proposals - 1845 Public Raise Common Station Issues -1847 First Attempts to Secure a Common Station - Emerging Alliances - Temporary Stations and Conflicting Suggestions - Pressure from the Quarter Sessions - Railway Companies Start Serious Discussions - Proposals for Barrs Court
Barrs Court Temporary Station 1853 to 1854 - Barton Temporary Station 1853 to 1856 - Barton Station 1856 to 1893 - Barrs Court Station 1854 to present day - Moorfields Temporary Stations 1863 to 1893 - Redevelopment of Barrs Court from 1878 - Barrs Court Junction 1853 to 1856 - Rotherwas 1914 and 1939
Barrs Court Up Sidings - Barrs Court Down Sidings - Barrs Court Station Sidings - Barton Up Sidings, Engine Shed and Repair Shops - Barton Down Sidings - Grandstand Road Buffer Depot and Cold Store - Westfields Cold Store - Langton's Timber Yard - Moorfields - Showyard and Gas Works Sidings - Worcester Up Sidings - Worcester Down Sidings - Aylestone Hill Carriage Siding and Corporation Siding - Wiggin's Sidings - Wye Bridge Sidings - Royal Ordnance Factory, Rotherwas
Level Crossing and Bridge at Barrs Court - Canal Bridge, Widemarsh Street - Burcott Road Level Crossing - Widemarsh Mill Level Crossing - Barton Road Bridge - Eign Bridge - Hunderton Bridge
Railways of Hereford' is the result of twenty years of comprehensive research into various aspects of the origins and development of railways in the city.
Details are provided on the rivalries that existed between the railway companies, their Directors, Engineers and Secretaries, the infrastructure, including the stations and bridges, and also how the railways were operated.
A previously unrecorded aspect of railway operation that has taken almost seven years of research and discussions with local railwaymen is the detail of how each of the sidings within the city were operated.
Extensive use has been made of original source material that now challenges some of the generally-held views of the history of Hereford.
The text is enhanced by the use of a wide range of maps and illustrations that have been drawn by the author.

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