By Colin G. Maggs

The department traces of Devon have been rather a number of and this moment quantity at the county covers Plymouth, west and north Devon. they range from the Turnchapel and Yealmpton commuter traces, to the Exeter and Barnstaple department, which for a few years of its lifestyles was once a major line, changing into a department line in the final 40 years. One department nonetheless open is the Plymouth to Gunnislake line, which continues to be since it bargains the main direct course. the various branches have attention-grabbing histories. The Princetown department used to be recognized for being the top station in England. The Torrington to Halwill Junction line started existence because the 3-foot-gauge Marland gentle Railway whose major objective used to be to hold clay. In 1925, the road was once rebuilt as a standard-gauge line and prolonged to develop into the North Devon & Cornwall gentle Railway - the final significant railway building within the West of britain. during this soaking up, enjoyable and well-researched ebook, Colin G. Maggs, most desirable railway historian, presents a marvellously wide-ranging view of over a hundred and seventy years of rail commute. Profusely illustrated with over 2 hundred attention-grabbing images, maps and ephemera, this booklet will allure not just to railway lovers, yet to neighborhood historians as well.

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