The Barnstaple and Ilfracombe Railway (Oakwood)

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An updated third edition of this comprehensive history of the Barnstaple and Ilfracombe railway. The line opened in 1874 and finally closed in 1970, due to the increase in road transport making the line uneconomical to operate.

Railway historian Colin Maggs examines how the line came into existence, as well as looking at how it was operated throughout its history.

Chapter List:

  1. Early Railway Schemes
  2. The Line Opens
  3. Description of the Line
  4. The Great Western Loop
  5. Locomotives
  6. Rolling Stock
  7. Permanent Way and Signalling
  8. Passenger and Freight Services
  9. Prestige Trains
  10. Accidents
  11. Closure

The Barnstaple and Ilfracombe Railway is a complete history of this rural line. Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, maps and reproduced documents. 136 pages.

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