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ISBN: 9780857101105
AUTHOR: Robin Madge & Allan Stanistreet
Railways Round Exmoor
Railways Round Exmoor
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Although Exmoor is renowned for its wild landscapes and impressive coast, it has also been home to some remarkable railways. Significant and much-loved lines such as the Taunton-Barnstaple, Exe Valley and Barnstaple-Ilfracombe have long gone, swept away by the Beeching axe, although traces of them can be followed on the ground to this day.

Others catered for industry which once found a home on the moor, such as the West Somerset Mineral Railway, whose spectacular incline still descends from the heights of the Brendon Hills towards the Bristol Channel.

Above all, Exmoor today boasts the unique Lynton-Lynmouth Cliff Railway; the longest preserved steam railway in the country, in the West Somerset Railway which skirts the northern fringes of the National Park; and the Lynton-Barnstaple Railway which, when fully restored, will be the longest narrow gauge line in England.

Now fully revised, updated and re-illustrated by Allan Stanistreet, this classic guide to the railways round Exmoor appears again by popular demand. Fully comprehensive, it tells the history of Exmoor’s railways from their earliest days and captures the ongoing story of the area’s preserved railways in their twenty-first century glory.

Robin Madge was a highly regarded teacher, head of the Art Department at Huish’s Grammar School, Taunton, and railway enthusiast, who wrote the first edition of Railways Round Exmoor in 1971, and updated it several times thereafter.

Allan Stanistreet is the author of six books, and has assisted with several others, as well as numerous magazine articles, book reviews, the first four editions of the West Somerset Railway Guide Book and the first WSR Stations and Buildings book.

Imprint: PiXZ. ISBN 978 0 85710 110 5, hardback, 210x148mm, 128 pages. New Edition 2017.

Spirit of the West Somerset RailwaySpirit of the West Somerset Railway - £4.99
Don Bishop has captured the line working through all the seasons over some 18 years with a particular emphasis on “steam in the landscape” shots, particularly in the months between October and April when the light is at its best,
Somerset - Exploring the SummerlandSomerset - Exploring the Summerland - £16.99
Extending for almost 70 miles from County Gate on the western border to Farleigh Hungerford in the east, the beautiful county of Somerset is unparalleled anywhere in Britain for its varied landscape. All this and more is explored by John Bailey, who reveals this fascinating county through an informed text and more than 200 glorious images so that the reader can truly discover Somerset afresh.
Exmoor Dark SkiesExmoor Dark Skies - £9.99
In Exmoor Dark Skies life-long amateur astronomer Sebastian T. Jay explores the wonders of this night-time world above our heads from some of the darkest places around Exmoor’s International Dark Sky Reserve.
The Last Word on ExmoorThe Last Word on Exmoor - £12.99
For over thirty years Norma Huxtable’s wry accounts of life on Exmoor as a farmers’ wife and summer landlady, have delighted listeners and magazine readers alike. Now for the first time her hilarious stories appear in book form.
Exmoor Rangers' Favourite WalksExmoor Rangers' Favourite Walks - £6.99
This ever popular walking guide now appears in a new and fully revised 9th. edition, updated by staff and volunteers of Exmoor National Park Authority.
The West Somerset Railway RevisitedThe West Somerset Railway Revisited - £16.99
This 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 by Don Bishop were taken between 2004 and 2009 and so show the line in its most recent form and at its very best.
Exmoor Address BookExmoor Address Book - £12.99
Glorious Exmoor in all its moods is illustrated in this superbly produced Address Book. Nearly 50 images by master-photographer Peter Hendrie make this book as decorative as it is useful, an ideal gift and a perfect memento of one of the most beautiful parts of Britain.
Wild HarvestWild Harvest - £12.99
Hope Bourne is probably the best-known chronicler of Exmoor. This book completes the trilogy which includes A Moorland Year and Living on Exmoor.
The West Somerset RailwayThe West Somerset Railway - £12.99
Don Bishop has captured the line working through all the seasons over some 15 plus years with a particular emphasis on ‘steam in the landscape’ photographs showing the railway going about its business with the wonderful varied landscape around it.
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