A new book produced by RDS South Wales makes the case for reopening the line from Barry to Bridgend to provide a high quality service with air-conditioned trains which could run through to destinations far beyond the Vale of Glamorgan. The 32-page Rails to the Vale costs only £2.50 post free from RDS Sales, 89 North Wallington, Fareham, Hants PO16 8TJ. Make cheques payable to RDS.
A professionally produced, full-colour map (size 28” x 38”) shows the world's main-line rail network, colour-coded according to gauge. Boxed insets give development information and a large table shows total route kilometres per country. The map comes complete with a 32-page Strategic Analysis survey (revised Oct 1997) which describes new rail and rolling stock developments, with thought-provoking suggestions for the future. Well worth the £5.95 price tag! Order from Martin Ball, RDS Sales, 89 North Wallington, Fareham, Hants PO16 8TJ. Please add 50p to cover postage and make cheque payable to RDS.
End-of-the-year stock clearance sale
THE SOLLTA STORY - how local people campaigned successfully to revive the line from Victoria to London Bridge. High-quality, A4-size glossy publication with several photos. Published by the South London Link Travellers Association at only £1.50
OUR CHANGING STATIONS — a challenging survey by the RDS Passenger Committee. Latest station developments: real improvements for passengers or simply a money-spinner for developers? Price £1.50
A REMINDER - products bearing the RDS logo. Ties (Maroon or Royal Blue): £6.50. Enamel Brooch: £2.40 Pocket Note Pad: 90p Envelope Re-Use Labels with freight message: £2.25 for 100. PVC Car Window Sticker with freight message: 85p
CONSPIRACY UNCOVERED - Stocks of David Henshaw's renowned work about the Beeching closures, The Great Railway Conspiracy, have been tracked down to a warehouse in deepest Staffordshire. This 2nd edition with Privatisation updates was published in 1995 at £10.99 It's yours for £4.99.
Order from Martin Ball, RDS Sales, 89 North Wallington, Fareham, Hants PO16 8TJ. Please add at least 50p to cover postage. Make cheque payable to: Railway Development Society.
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