Railways of Devon and Cornwall: British Railway Pictorial *Limited Availability*

ISBN: 9780711032989

Book Details

The third volume in a new series which will build into the most complete library of the UK rail network ever published.
Each volume in the ‘Railways of Britain’ series is based on the hugely successful and innovative two-volume atlas of the Railways of Great Britain by Colonel Michael Cobb. The individual regional titles include over 40 maps updated and revised from Cobb’s original work.
The maps show the railway network in terms of those lines still open, those still open for freight traffic only, those preserved and those closed completely. Alongside the railway lines, the book also includes a current road network in simplified form to allow the inter-relationship between railways and roads to be clearly identified. In addition to the mapping, each volume also includes a detailed history outlining the development of the area’s railway network.
The third volume in the series covers the counties of Devon and Cornwall. The history of railway development in the region stretches back to the earliest years of the railway age with the Bodmin & Wadebridge opening in 1834 and with numerous mineral lines constructed to convey the region’s rich mineral resources from mines to ports. As elsewhere, however, the railway network of today, shorn of many of the duplicate routes and rural branch lines, is but a pale shadow of that which existed at the height of the railway boom, but it still forms an essential link between the region and the rest of the country and between many of the scattered communities that form much of the area.
112 pages. 235 x 172mm
Illustrations: 135 mono photographs and 45 maps

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