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ISBN: 9780857101259
AUTHOR: Bernard Mills
Railways Round Dartmoor
Railways Round Dartmoor
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When Brunel’s first broad gauge line snaked its way into Devon in the 1840s Dartmoor was still considered to be something of a wilderness in which few roads existed, and those that did were mostly unmade tracks winding between isolated farms and villages.

Even as the so-called Railway Mania took hold, attempts to access the high moorland were largely thwarted by its rugged terrain. The rail network laid down in the following decades shows routes encircling the fringes of the moor, leaving the interior to one or two enterprising and largely short-lived passenger services along with a handful of industrial and military examples.

However, these geographical difficulties and the methods employed to overcome them, make the history of Dartmoor’s railways particularly interesting, not only to the enthusiast but also to the millions of visitors to the National Park for whom evidence of many lines now survives only as well-used footpaths and cycle routes. In Railways Round Dartmoor, the author applies his intimate knowledge of Dartmoor to provide the reader with a detailed history of its railways. Of particular interest are the many photographs from the author’s collection taken when the lines were in use, or in the throes of being dismantled, comparing them with photographs of the same scene today. These, combined with historic photographs from the DartmoorTrust Archive and other sources, create a book that will prove fascinating not only to the railway enthusiast but also to the general reader.

Bernard Mills is a semi-retired railwayman still involved in part time work for GWR in the ticket offices at Plymouth, Totnes and Newton Abbot, chalking up 55 years of railway service all in the local area save for a six month secondment to Brit Rail Travel International in New York in 1975.

A life long railway enthusiast, Bernard has been photographing the railways of Devon for six decades. He has written a dozen or so best selling books on various aspects of the West Country railway scene including the ever popular Back Tracking Series featuring in detail the railways of Plymouth and its surrounding area. He is also a popular speaker on the subject. Happily married for 34 years, Bernard lives in Buckland Monachorum in a house named ‘Arten Gill’ in honour of that celebrated structure on the Settle and Carlisle Railway.

Imprint: PiXZ, ISBN 978 0 85710 125 9, hardback, 210x148mm, 144 pages. Published September 2019.

Railways Round ExmoorRailways Round Exmoor - £9.99
By Robin Madge and 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.
South West Heritage Steam RailwaysSouth West Heritage Steam Railways - £14.99
Adrian Harris takes us on a photographic journey along each of the featured lines to reveal how well those enthusiasts succeeded in their quest to provide that golden age of steam experience once more – providing echoes of an era long gone but definitely not forgotten. Featuring over 100 spectacular and evocative images, this book will be both the perfect inspiration for a visit to the railways and the ideal memento of your journeys on some of the greatest lines amidst some of the most superb scenery in Britain.
More Cornwall Railways RememberedMore Cornwall Railways Remembered - £19.99
Following on from his successful book Cornwall’s Railways Remembered, which catalogued the life and times of Signalling Technician Frank Sperritt, Stephen Heginbotham provides this sequel based around his own long and distinguished career working on the railway. Anyone with an interest in railways, in particular Cornwall’s lines, will find this a fascinating book
Britain's Bizarre RailwaysBritain's Bizarre Railways - £16.99
Robin Jones, founding editor of Heritage Railway magazine makes a welcome return with a book which opens many new doors into the understanding and appreciation of the concept of railways – however insane!
Devonshire RailwaysDevonshire Railways - £19.99
Colin Maggs, the renowned expert on railway history, tells the fascinating tale of the railways and the impact they had on the lives of everyone in the county. The nostalgic branch lines with their small local trains and the main lines with their thundering expresses, are all part of a rich heritage which is explored in an expert text and in more than two hundred evocative images to present an absorbing view of Devon’s recent past.
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.
Dorset RailwaysDorset Railways - £19.99
Colin Maggs, the renowned expert on railway history, tells the fascinating tale of the railways and the impact they had on the lives of everyone in the county. The nostalgic branch lines with their small local trains and the main lines with their thundering expresses, are all part of a rich heritage which is explored.
 
 
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