By Alun John Richards.
Paperback. 212 pages.
A detailed study of the history of the slate-carrying railways and tramways throughout Wales during the flourishing period of the slate industry in the 19th century, and their demise during the 20th century, by a distinguished author and lecturer. 32 black-and-white photographs and 14 maps.
Starting with the Penrhyn railway of 1801 over 100 miles of railway were dedicated to the carrying of slate in North Wales. They enabled the industry to prosper and connected many isolated communities.