The Lynton Barnstaple Railway

Author: Paul Gower
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ISBN: 9780853615378
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The Lynton Barnstaple Railway Remembered

Author: J. D. C. A. Prideaux
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ISBN: 9780715389584
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A celebration of one of the best-loved railways of south-west England. The result of local enterprise, it was laid out to avoid disturbing the Devon scenery more than was absolutely necessary, and its success in this endeavour can be judged by the photographs in this book.

The Lynton And Barnstaple Railway

Author: L. T. Catchpole
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ISBN: 9780853617259
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The Lynton And Barnstaple Railway

Author: Tony Nicholson
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ISBN: 9780711038738
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The Lynton And Barnstaple Railway

Author: Stephen D. Phillips
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ISBN: 9780957210103
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Lynton And Barnstaple Railway

Author: G. A. Brown
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ISBN: 9780906899687
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The Lynton Barnstaple Railway

Author: Gordon Arthur Brown
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Narrow Gauge Railways

Author: Peter Johnson
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747813922
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Narrow gauge railways, so well suited to difficult, mountainous terrain, were built in many of the UK's most scenic locations. Their genesis was in mines and quarries where they replaced manor horse-pulled wagons, but their adaptability meant that by the 1860s they were also carrying passengers, in some cases over quite considerable distances. Today a good proportion of all the important lines survive in the service of tourists, whose appreciation of the landscape, and the railways themselves, keep these relics of industrial Britain alive in all their variety. Peter Johnson has been researching and writing about narrow gauge lines for many years, and this is the perfect introduction to a rich and appealing corner of British railway history.

The Light Railways Of Britain And Ireland

Author: Anthony Burton
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473859948
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First published in 1985 by Moorland Press, The Light Railways of Britain & Ireland has remained unavailable for more than twenty-five years, until now. Re-released by Pen & Sword, this is a thorough and engaging book that covers, in depth, the fascinating story of Britain's last railway development, the Rural light railways, constructed as a result of the Light Railways Act 1896. Rigorously detailed, it charts the overall history of the last great railway boom in Britain Ð the light railway boom Ð from 1896, to the beginning of the Great War in 1914. During this period a large number of narrow and standard gauge lines were constructed in both Britain and Ireland, in order to serve and open up areas in both countries that, at the time, lacked adequate transport links. This book tells the story of how these lines were constructed and why, in most cases, they eventually failed, due to post-First World War road competition. Authored by two highly acclaimed writers of transport history, this is a true testament to, and a timely reminder of, Britain's last railway development.

Festiniog Railway Volume 2

Author: Peter Johnson
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473896282
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Opened in 1836 as a horse tramway using gravity to carry slate from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog, by the 1920s the Festiniog Railway had left its years of technical innovation and high profits long behind. After the First World War, the railway’s path led inexorably to closure, to passengers in 1939 and goods in 1946. After years of abandonment, visionary enthusiasts found a way to take control of the railway and starting its restoration in 1955\. Not only did they have to fight the undergrowth, they also had to fight a state-owned utility which had appropriated a part of the route. All problems were eventually overcome and a 2½ mile deviation saw services restored to Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1982. Along the way, the railway found its old entrepreneurial magic, building new steam locomotives and carriages, and rebuilding the Welsh highland Railway, to become a leading 21st century tourist attraction. Historian Peter Johnson, well known for his books on Welsh railways, has delved into the archives and previously untapped sources to produce this new history, a must-read for enthusiasts and visitors alike. The Festiniog Railway’s pre-1921 history is covered in Peter Johnson’s book, Festiniog Railway the Spooner era and after 1830-1920, also published by Pen & Sword Transport.