Steam on the Sirhowy Tramroad and its Neighbours
Michael Lewis Railway & Canal Historical Society 2020
£25.00 176 pages hardback, many colour illustrations
THE 4ft 4in gauge Sirhowy Tramroad in South Wales was, when opened, the longest railway anywhere in the world. Carrying iron and coal from Tredegar to Newport between 1804 and 1860, it was soon joined by several other lines to form the largest connected system of plateways that ever existed. They had an astonishing number of some eighty locomotives – often highly idiosyncratic in design and construction.