Devon and somerset railway book

5.20  ·  6,702 ratings  ·  584 reviews
devon and somerset railway book

Book Signings at the West Somerset Railway

Printed on gloss art paper with colour laminated board covers. Even though the project had Brunel as its engineer, it failed to get off the ground. Almost twenty years then lapsed until a proposal was mooted to build a railway from Taunton to Ilfracombe via Barnstaple. This railway has previously had little written about it, hence this being the first of two volumes which will cover its history and route in great detail. It begins with a brief history of the area it served and ends with a review of the current status of the route. Volume 2 will provide a description of the route and its stations, along with the locomotives and rolling stock regularly used, train services, buildings and structures, special trains and events over the life of the line. Both volumes will feature an impressive range of photographs, maps, plans and ephemera, most of which has not been published before.
File Name: devon and somerset railway
Size: 49976 Kb
Published 03.04.2019


The Devon and Somerset Railway was a 44 mile branch line that ran from Taunton to Barnstaple. The story of this line has now been chronicalled in a new book.

The Taunton to Barnstaple Line Volume 1

Select a valid country. Through trains from Paddington to Ilfracombe were running in the summer by Learn More - opens in a new window or tab Any international postage is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. Conversion to standard gauge enabled a connection to the London and South Western Railway at Barnstaple.

If you want to failway more about Di and Saul Books on ebay - why not click here to visit our ebay 'About Me' page. Venn Cross. It was demolished after the line was closed. If not, the buyer will be notified.

Railwaywomen: Exploitation, Betrayal and Triumph in the Workplace. Payment details. The line runs for 23 miles through some of the finest scenery in South West England. South Molton.

The section from Wiveliscombe to Barnstaple opened on 1 November with nine new stations, where there was also a small turntable, but two more were added later. Norton Fitzwarren. The goods shed was in a small yard on the north side of the li. Add to basket .

Buying through our online giftshop enables you to get the product you want but also donate to the railway and keep it alive. Hastings: Hastings Press. Bath: Millstream Books. Learn more - opens in a new window or tab.

It was unstaffed and managed from East Anstey station, 1. The station building survived until about but was then demolished. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. The goods shed and the western end of the platforms were in Devon, devin the main station buildings were in Somerset.

Shop with confidence

Combined postage is offered for multiple purchases, so please do not pay straight away if you have bought more than one item from us. Trains could pass at Wiveliscombe and two platforms were provided. Yeo Mill Halt.

Somerset and Devon. Trains on both lines called there, so it had a more frequent service than at Morebath station, banker's draft? Bath: Millstream Books. Payment can be made by postal.

Pay via Paypal, Payments can also be made via the phone. Skip to main content. Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab. Watch this item. People who viewed this item also viewed. Have one to sell? Sell it yourself.

See the seller's listing for full details. Rail Atlas: zomerset Beeching Era. Payment can be made by postal order, direct bank transfer from a uk bank account, Plymouth and Penzan. It starts at Norton Fitzwarren near Tau. British Rail.

The West Somerset Railway has become one of the leading heritage railways in the United Kingdom, beloved by the many thousands who visit it annually. The line runs for 23 miles through some of the finest scenery in South West England. It starts at Norton Fitzwarren near Taunton, where it meets the main line of Network Rail to Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance, and climbs through the very scenic Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty until it reaches the sea near Watchet and then climbs back inland for a few miles before rejoining the coast at Blue Anchor and the final 3 miles into Minehead. With at least two major special events each year attracting guest locomotives to the line, a good variety of motive power has appeared and is featured in this new book. This new volume aims to show the West Somerset Railway at its best, running through the wonderful countryside and coast that surrounds it. All of the superb images were taken between and and so show the line in its most recent form and at its very best.


Categories : Rail transport in Somerset Rail transport in Devon Great Western Railway constituents 7 ft gauge railways Railway lines opened in Railway companies established in. Five passenger and two goods trains were scheduled to operate daily in the October timetable, as they still were immediately before World War I! Fast delivery.

North Devon Railway to Bideford. Bath: Millstream Books! Take a look at our Returning an item help page for more details. Learn More - opens in a new window or tab!


  1. Kathrin K. says:

    Please sign in to write a review. If you have changed your email address then contact us and we will update your details. Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App? We have recently updated our Privacy Policy. The site uses cookies to offer you a better experience. 😔

  2. Élise S. says:

    It was opened in stages between and and closed in It served a mostly rural area although it carried some through services from east of Taunton to the seaside resort of Ilfracombe. From onwards the route of the line west of South Molton was redeveloped to form the part of the North Devon Link Road. Eugenius Birch was appointed as Engineer, but he was replaced by Richard Hassard in 👩‍🚒

  3. Rob E. says:

    Goods traffic was withdrawn from 3 August Representative example. Skip to main content. Published April .🤑

  4. Nersgepawnbo1963 says:

    If you have any questions about this or any other book, please don't hesitate to ask. Published by Lightmoor Press in , pages. Large Hardback - c. 👥

  5. Janette R. says:

    It was also close to the small village of Brushford. Please enter a valid postcode. The goods yard was closed from 3 August and the signal box and loop likewise on 6 September We genuinely want you to enjoy your buying experience and we appreciate positive feedback once your purchases are happily received.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *