Devon Railway Stations
Over the years Devon has been served by some 237 railway stations and halts. Today the number has fallen to 60, 46 of these on the main network and the remainder on the privately run lines that today keep alive the spirit of the railway age in the county — the South Devon, Paignton & Dartmouth, Plym Valley, Dartmoor and Lynton and Barnstaple Railways, and the Seaton Tramway.
Remarkably, for the people of Devon were once as familiar with their local station as the village or street in which they lived, this is the first fully illustrated book on the county's stations and halts to be published, and includes photographs — many of them rare — of all but a few small short lived halts.
Devon has a rich railway history, and its stations exhibit a great variety of styles and building materials, usually reflecting designs adopted by the railway companies that built them. As well as being a focal point for the local community, many were built with local materials, making their buildings - from ticket offices to goods sheds, signal boxes to station masters' houses - of considerable architectural inter-est. Many have been demolished, some lie derelict, but others remain in railway use or have been carefully restored and transformed into attractive houses.
Hardback, 224 pages, black & white photographs
Condition: Good - ex lending library
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Updated: 1 June 2020