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ISBN: 9780857042002
AUTHOR: Maurice Dart
Bodmin Road to Padstow & Launceston
Bodmin Road to Padstow & Launceston
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In this new volume of photographs from the Maurice Dart Collection the author returns to his home ground in Cornwall. The photographs included here are largely scenes that would have been familiar to the author from the 1930s and for most of the eighty years following, since he still works as a volunteer on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway up to the present day.

Few can know these lines as intimately as he does. We follow each route photographically, showing most of the locomotive types that have worked on them. The final chapters contain coverage of the two preserved lines, again illustrating most of the locos which have operated on them.

Some older historic images are included and many images may be of great interest to modellers of historic locomotives with period layouts.

As in the previous volumes in the growing Images series the reader is presented with a personal selection of photographs, many of them taken by the author himself. Here are photos of locomotives, rolling stock and line infrastructure on these Cornish lines whose chequered history, from the nineteenth century until closure in the 1960s, typifies the story of so many of Britainís smaller railways.

This book provides a chance for railway enthusiasts to share in the authorís unique memories of the railways that once served North Cornwall.

Maurice Dart was born in Plymouth and, apart from a period in Gibraltar, he has lived in Devon and Cornwall for all of his life. The interest in railways was bred into him almost from birth and has stayed with him. He was educated at Sutton High School, Plymouth followed by Plymouth & Devonport Technical College and worked as a chemist in the China Clay industry for thirty seven years.

Through his work connections he gained an intimate knowledge of the Lee Moor Tramway and of China Clay railway operations by the main line railway companies. Following retirement he worked as a volunteer on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway mainly in the shop or escorting visiting enthusiasts around the railway.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 200 2, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published September 2014.

Images of Exeter & East Devon RailwaysImages of Exeter & East Devon Railways - £19.99
This is a must-have book for all fans of steam railways features photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall-based photographer and authority on Westcountry railways. This volume covers the period from the earliest days of photography through to the end of the age of steam on railways throughout Exeter and East Devon.
Images of Cornish RailwaysImages of Cornish Railways - £19.99
This must-have book for all fans of steam railways features photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall based photographer and authority on Westcountry railways.
Cardiff, Newport & The Valleys RailwaysCardiff, Newport & The Valleys Railways - £19.99
This book, the first of a number of volumes covering the railways of South Wales, appears as part of the popular and growing Images series featuring photographs from the well known collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall-based photographer and author.
Images of Wiltshire RailwaysImages of Wiltshire Railways - £19.99
Another book in this popular and growing series featuring photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, authority on Westcountry railways.
Bodmin Wenford RailwayBodmin Wenford Railway - £14.99
This book shows how the steam era has been recreated by the unstinting efforts of the volunteers and staff at Bodmin over the past twenty or so years. Through magnificent photography Don Bishop portrays the Railway at its best - a striking reminder for those who know the line, and an enticement to those who have yet to visit to do so and contribute towards its ongoing success.
Images of Lancashire & Cheshire RailwaysImages of Lancashire & Cheshire Railways - £19.99

An addition to the burgeoning series of photographic studies based on images from the collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall-based photographer and authority on steam and diesel locomotive types. This volume covers much of the twentieth century through to the end of the age of steam on railways in the counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.

BR Diesels Volume 1BR Diesels Volume 1 - £19.99
In this book the Maurice Dart includes the earlier types of diesel locos which worked on BR many of which have been withdrawn, leaving survivors in departmental use and in preservation. Others, including class 20s, still operate for companies such as DRS.
Images of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways: CornwallImages of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways: Cornwall - £19.99
This book, covering Industrial and Narrow Gauge Railways in Cornwall, and its Ďsisterí volume covering Devon, appear as part of the popular and growing series featuring photographs from the collection of Maurice Dart, Cornwall-based photographer and authority on Westcountry railways.
Images of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways - DevonImages of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways - Devon - £19.99
Here are rare photographs, many of them taken by the author, Maurice Dart of these important local lines which served ports, military installations, industrial sites and aspects of tourism in Devon.
Images of Plymouth & South Devon RailwaysImages of Plymouth & South Devon Railways - £19.99
This volume by Maurice Dart covers the period from the earliest days of photography through to the end of the age of steam on railways in Plymouth and South Devon. Here are rare photographs, many of them taken by the author, of main line locomotives and private and military lines, many of which no longer exist.
Images of Bristol, Somerset and Dorset RailwaysImages of Bristol, Somerset and Dorset Railways - £19.99
Now in his seventies, from a boy Maurice Dart has travelled throughout much of Southern Britain armed with a camera, taking photographs of all things railway. His collection has been used in countless magazines and journals. Here for the first time is a comprehensive look at a major part of this unique collection - a book that will become a classic of Westcountry steam.
Images of Hampshire and Isle of Wight RailwaysImages of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Railways - £19.99
Here are rare photographs, many of them taken by the author Maurice Dart, of main line locomotives and private and industrial lines, many of which no longer exist. Each is accompanied by the authorís own text, unique reminiscences of the locomotives that once ran on the westcountryís extensive rail system.
 
 
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