The Neath And Brecon Railway: A History

THE NEATH AND BRECON RAILWAY: A HISTORY

Language: English

ISBN: 9781843234524

Current Publication Date: 2005

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 204

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The Neath & Brecon Railway only came to link the towns in its title by accident; it was a railway torn by financial conflict, management and disasters, and a railway dominated by a larger concern, the Midland company. But it is also a railway which, unlike most coal-based lines in south Wales, survives in part even to this day.

It was a railway run by colourful personalities, whose relationships cast a fascinating light on Victorion business methods - together with the rather unexpected crowning personality of the story, the internationally renowned opera singer Dame Adelina Patti, who lived at Craig-y-nos for over forty years and contributed much to the Neath & Brecon Railway.