This book, covering Industrial and Narrow Gauge Railways
in Devon, and its Ďsisterí volume covering Cornwall, 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.
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 Devon.
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
authorís own text, unique reminiscences of this important
part of Devonís 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 9781841148601, hardback, 160 pages, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published February 2010.