This book, covering Industrial and Narrow Gauge
Railways in Cornwall, and its ‘sister’ 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
Here are rare photographs, many
of them taken by the author, of these important local
lines which served ports, military installations, industrial
sites and aspects of tourism in Cornwall. Many of these
railways have passed into history, although some survive
in part as preserved lines which are also included here.
Each photograph is accompanied by the author’s own
text, unique reminiscences of this important part of
Cornwall’s rail system.
Now in his eighties, from a boy Maurice Dart has
travelled throughout much of Southern Britain armed
with a camera, taking photographs of all things railway.
His collection, now numbering many thousands of
images, has been the source of many small publications
and has been used in countless magazines and journals.
Here for the first time is a comprehensive look at an
important part of this unique collection – a book that
will become a classic of Westcountry steam.
Maurice Dart lives in St Austell,
Cornwall. His enthusiasm for railways
has been with him since he first travelled
with a camera back in the 1930s. His
own photographs, each meticulously
recorded with locations and dates,
comprise the bulk of a collection to
which he as added rare and important
photographs from other sources.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 859 5, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published February 2010.