This brand new Past & Present Companion title is being published to mark the 150th Anniversary of the lines opening. Today's South Devon Railway originally ran for nine miles from Totnes to the ancient stannary town of Ashburton, via Staverton...
A detailed history of the Kingsbridge railway line and an essential addition to a railway aficionado's collection. 96 pages, photographs, maps
Local historian and award-winning author Helen Harris traces the triumphs and failures of Devon's pioneering rail companies which, in their heyday, created a truly impressive transport network. Beginning in the early nineteenth century with tramways for local industries, railways developed...
Devon is a goldmine for railway enthusiasts, with a magnificent coastal stretch of main line, and several museums and preserved steam railways. This book will tell you what there is to see, and help you understand its historical context.