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IMPERMANENT WAYS - THE CLOSED LINES OF BRITAIN VOL. 4 - DEVON WHICH START WITH 'B'
MaritimeP. & A. Campbell Ltd of Bristol, registered as a Limited Company in 1893, was destined to not quite make its century as the operator of the celebrated White Funnel Fleet of passenger steamers. As the postwar fleet waned in the 1950s profits dwindled and receivership beckoned. Remarkably, a new ...
Keywords: balmoral, bristol, campbell, bristol, funnel, postwar, campbell, hovercraft, cross-channel, partnership, belgium, heritage, quartet, campbell, flag, bristol, funnel, irish, south-east, balmoral, devon, lundy, campbell, pattern, excursion-steamer, paddler, waverley, prince, ivanhoe, westward, balmoral, devonia, funnel, bristol, trillo, earlierc, lyde-built, paddle-steamer, waverley, severn, bristol, exmoor, devon, pembrokeshire, campbell, tedstone
Maritime, RailwaysAlmost a century has elapsed since the Barry 'Red Funnel Line' steamers disappeared from the Bristol Channel excursion scene, and although Barry Pier has gone, as has the railway that served it, the remains are yet visible, and so the memory of the handsome fleet of paddle-steamers that were based ... From the series Series X
Keywords: barry, barry, funnel, bristol, barry, visible, barry, stimulus, funnel, bristol, paddle-steamer, upstart, walian, barry, barry, bristol, steamship, parent, barry, campbell, bristol, funnel, excursion-steamer, bristol, barry, export, traffics, coalfield, export, barry, funnel, campbell, excursion-steamer, bristol, campbell, funnel, taff, devon, somerset, cardiff, penarth, funnel, campbell, supremacy, bristol, barry, barry, barry, barry, tunnel, barry, lock, barry, barry, steamship, campbell, bristol, barry, funnel, barry, barry, barry, barry, barry, head-on, funnel, high-profile, funnel, bristol, campbell, barry, pontoon, tedstone, barry, barry, steamship, barry, quit, cardiff, bristol, barry, funnel, glamorgan
RailwaysThe year 1963 will always be remembered as the one when the Sixties really started to swing. The Beatles and Rolling Stones were topping the charts while the mini-skirt and the Mini car had become the latest fashion accessories. For those with an interest in railways however, 1963 was memorable for ...
Keywords: mini-skirt, euphemism, high-speed, linear, derelict, heritage, devon, cornwall, somerset, dorset, philip, horton
RailwaysThe story of the Bideford, Westward Ho! & Appledore railway is not the traditional tale of the construction of a new railway. It has many of the usual ingredients – difficulties in raising capital and buying land, protracted negotiations regarding Parliamentary approval, and contractor troubles. ...
Keywords: bideford, westward, appledore, bideford, westward, appledore, contractor, harbour, spite, council, westward, appledore, garner, gardner, westward, bideford, hartland, devon
RailwaysMeandering through the beautiful Dart Valley, the branch attracted countless railway admirers. Following its closure, a group battled long to save the unique line and the extent of their success is illustrated. Many earlier views are included for comparison. From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: ashburton, dart, devon
RailwaysThe scenic branch from Barnstaple once carried heavy trains in the holiday season, many requiring two locomotives on the severe gradients. The mixture of splendid scenery with Western and Southern rolling stock resulted in an interesting and memorable railway route, latterly regarded as the end of ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: ilfracombe, waterloo, devon
RailwaysThe varied architecture and the diverse train formations are extensively illustrated in this volume, as is the scenic beauty of the route. The successful return to steam of the southern half of the 14-mile branch from Newton Abbot is portrayed in depth From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: kingswear, 14-mile, newton, abbot, devon
RailwaysSituated on the Devon/Dorset border, this branch from Axminster became one of the most admired in the South of England. The beautiful countryside, crossed by an unusual viaduct, combined with a classic terminal station layout and elegant locomotives made the route so memorable in the eyes of the ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: lyme, devon, dorset, axminster, viaduct, devon, dorset
RailwaysThe combination of superb scenery, tiny trains and gruelling gradients has made the little line to Lynton a railway legend. Having been affectionately featured on TV many times, this album gives a lasting record of the much lamented L&B and its charming features. From the series Narrow Gauge Branch Lines
Keywords: lynton, lynton, devon
RailwaysThe single line routes were once busy with local passengers and holidaymakers, together with much stone and agricultural traffic. they will be best remebered as peaceful byways in their declining years, their rustic stations and ageing rolling stock being affectionately recorded in this volume From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: moretonhampstead, heathfield, exeter, stone, agricultural, moretonhampstead, newton, abbot, moretonhampstead, teign, heathfield, exeter, alphington, ashton, brimley, bovey, christow, chudleigh, chudleigh, knighton, dunsford, exeter, basin, exeter, exeter, heathfield, longdown, lustleigh, moretonhampstead, newton, abbot, pullabrook, teigngrace, trusham, devon
RailwaysThe Exe Vally and Culme Valley lines were much admired. Their splendid scenery and their tiny trains, making their leisurely way alongside meandering rivers, combined to create an unforgettable travelling experience, which can be relived between these covers. Those who did not know these peaceful ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: tiverton, hemyock, culme, exeter, dulverton, tiverton, tiverton, tiverton, hemyock, bampton, bolham, brampford, speke, burn, cadeleigh, coldharbour, cove, cowley, culmstock, dulverton, exeter, halberton, hemyock, morebath, morebath, stoke, cannon, thorverton, tiverton, tiverton, uffculme, whitehall, devon
RailwaysIn this well-researched book all of Devon‘s branch lines are described in an entertaining and highly informative narrative. Each of the county's main railway routes is introduced, followed by a detailed description of the line. Each line's history is outlined, and many fascinating innovations and ...
Keywords: devon, exeter, cenral, devon, devon, ephemera, devon, axminster, lyme, seaton, seaton, sidmouth, sidmouth, tipton, exmouth, exmouth, exmouth, tiverton, stoke, canon, morebath, heathfield, exeter, newton, abbot, moretonhampstead, newton, abbot, kingswear, churston, brixham, ashburton, westleigh, tramway, exeter, basin, teignmouth, quay, quay
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