British Railways Past and Present, No. 53: North and West Devon
'British Railways Past and Present' is a nationwide series of books featuring photographs of railway locations taken several decades ago and comparing them with the same scene today. Such is the current pace of change on our railway system that even a few years can reduce a busy and vibrant railway scene to a wasteland or housing estate - or conversely can bring electrification and up-to-the-minute technology to an outdated, run-down route. The contrasts are often dramatic, while sometimes hardly anything has altered in 30 or 40 years. Whatever the change, the comparison of 'past' and 'present' will intrigue not only the railway enthusiast and historian, but also anyone interested in our recent history.
In this volume covering North and West Devon are over 230 photographs featuring
- The Great Western line to Barnstaple
- The Southern line from Exeter Central through Barnstaple to Ilfracombe
- The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
- The former Plymouth main line through Okehampton and Lydford
- The 'Withered Arm' branches radiating from Halwill Junction
Softback, 128 pages, over 230 black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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