A popular preserved railway
Features a wealth of drawings and photographs
Will coincide with major publicity for the line
Based on the historical photographs of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, this large-format book features photographs from a variety of sources, many of them not seen before.
Opened in 1895, the line ran for 19 miles from the North Devon coast and across the challenging terrain of Dartmoor. However, the line’s first life was to be short-lived, Southern closed the line in 1935 and auctioned-off its rolling stock and equipment.
The line was not forgotten, however, and in the 1980s a volunteer association acquired land on a part of the former line. A section of the line was re-opened in 2004 before being extended two years later, with regular steam and diesel-hauled services along the stretch. There are plans to eventually extend the line to Lynton, allowing visitors to once again reach the town by train.
The attractive large-format photographs with detailed captions create an attractive and high-quality publication on the L&BR. The author is a
life-long historian of the railway and Company Secretary of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Trust.