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The following are further reading:

Sorry, image missing.Almería and the Great Southern of Spain Railway (The GSSR) by Don Gaunt. The father of all books about The GSSR. Very well researched by Don Gaunt and covering everything from life in Almería at the time to the companies that were involved, the people, the rolling stock and much more. Sadly, it is out of print but there are a few copies available. Contact us via the website.
Sorry, image missing.Águilas y los Ingleses by Antonio Hernández Moreno. Fascinating book about life in the Águilas area, The GSSR, mining and much more. In Spanish and English, this hugely well researched book is full of facts but stays interesting all the way through. Available through this web site.
Sorry, image missing.Almería Insólita by Juan Grima Cervantes and Juan Roberto Gillman Mellado. This coffee table book is in Spanish but still well worth having as it is beautifully produced. Telling the story of Gustavo Gillman, the hero of The GSSR, this beautifully presented book has a huge number of his photos taken from around 1885 through to about 1920. Available from Arráez Editores.
Sorry, image missing.Historia y Memoria de la Cuenca Minera de Serón-Bacares by Juan Torreblanca Martínez. Coffee table book in Spanish covering the Las Menas and Bacares mines. Full of information and photographs from the period. Available from Arráez Editores.
Sorry, image missing.The Faydon Website. This is the original website by Don Gaunt. Absolutely bursting with information that he has researched himself from original sources. This is the reference site for anyone looking for any information about The GSSR, the directors, the companies and the rolling stock. A must for your 'favourites'.
Sorry, image missing.Adolf Bleichert & Co.'s Wire Rope Systems. This book by Peter von Bleichert, the great grandson of Adolf covers the life of his great grandfather as well as much technical information regarding cable systems. Available from Blackwell's.
Sorry, image missing.Memorias de La Línea Férrea "Lorca a Baza" y "Almendricos a Águilas" by Joaquin García López. Spanish book containing a wealth of data regarding The GSSR.
Sorry, image missing.The Pictorial Encyclopaedia of Railways by Hamilton Ellis. Paul Hamlyn 1968. As well as general information about steam railways, there is a small section on The GSSR. A good reference book.
Sorry, image missing.Minas y Mineros en El Pilar de Jaravía y su Entorno (Pulpí) by Enrique Fernández Bolea. A Spanish coffee table book covering the mining area around Pulpí. Lots of interesting photos, and very well researched text. Available from Arráez Editores.
Sorry, image missing.Las Menas de Serón. by Juan Grima Cervantes. A Spanish coffee table book with many photos of Las Menas mines between 1915 and 1916. Available from Arráez Editores.
Sorry, image missing.Las Menas - Una Mirada al Mundo Minero by Juan Grima Cervantes. A Spanish coffee table book with many photos of Las Menas mines between 1915 and 1916. Available from Arráez Editores.
Sorry, image missing.How Steam Locomotives Really Work by PWB Semmens and AJ Goldfinch. A very informative paperback which covers all of the technical side of locomotive design and function. Available from Alibris.
Sorry, image missing.Who Wrecked The Mail? by C Hamilton Ellis 1944. A tale of derring-do based on The GSSR written with technical help from George Boag. Our British hero fights off the baddies with aplomb. Available from Alibris.
Sorry, image missing.Minas de La Sierra de Los Filabres. Serón 1870-1970 by Miguel Reche Sánchez. Spanish paperback with much information and photos from the early days of Las Menas.

Here are some links to other web sites:

Archive general of Murcia.Go to website
ARMF. Company that renovates locomotives.Go to website
Ashbury Carriage Co. Manufacturer of GSSR rolling stock.Go to website
British National Archives.Go to website
Building an LMS class locomotive.Go to website
CEHFE Spanish railway history website.Go to website
Docutren. Archive of railway documents.Go to website
Grace's Guide.Go to website
Great Central Railway.Go to website
How a loco works.Go to website
How to roll a boiler tube.Go to website
How to steam a locomotive.Go to website
Information regarding the Guadix sugar factory.Go to website
Juan Antonio Díaz: Caniles y el ferrocarril in Spanish.Go to website
LMS engineers in the 1950s.Go to website
LMS general repairs.Go to website
Midland Railway engineering.Go to website
MTI - a mining website with information regarding the mines in the area.Go to website
Spanish article about the accident in Pulpí on 26th May 1927. See History for a translation.Go to website
Spanish railway website with references to The GSSR.Go to website
Spanish site about North West FrontierGo to website
Spanish website regarding the movement of the Babwil from Barcelona to Guadix.Go to website
The Babwil in action.Go to website
The film 'North West Frontier' in English with many views of the track and bridges of the Guadix - Granada line.Go to website
The Guadix sugar factory.Go to website
The Madrid Railway Museum.Go to website
The Princess Royal Class Locomotive TrustGo to website
The website that started it all. Don Gaunt's GSSR website.Go to website
Trains and times - history of steam in Spanish.Go to website
Trains and times in Spanish.Go to website
Trensim - website that documents locomotives.Go to website
UK Steam Info - Links to many steam websites.Go to website
Video around Darlington regarding life as a railwayman.Go to website
Video from locomotive renovation workshops.Go to website
Video of The Babwil in action.Go to website
Walschaert's gear explained.Go to website
Web page about San Miguel, Las Menas.Go to website
Wiki website about AHV who manufactured much of the steel for Las Menas.Go to website

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Lloret Baldó translation
Los Canos Loader
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Talcum mines - Somontín
Tesorero cable map
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Tíjola loader
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