The railway development of Devon and Cornwall was dominated by the activity of the London South Western and Great Western railway and this local rivalry persisted through the era of the 'Big Four' to the early days of Nationalisation; it was only after the redrawing of the regional boundaries, which saw the ex-LSWR 'Withered Arm' transferred to the WR, that the process of rationalization took hold and left towns like Padstow, Wadebridge and Launceston devoid of railway services.This volume in the critically acclaimed and popular 'British Railway Pictorial' series focuses on the counties of Devon and Cornwall. As with the previous books, the author's own photographic collection has recorded services over the myriad of lines built to serve the area. It contains over 175 black and white images, many have never been published before, featuring the final years of steam operation in the South West. The book will be of interest to the countless thousands of holiday makers to the area, to locals and to those seeking reference material for the construction of model railways based on the many attractive branch lines from the area.
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Description du livre Ian Allan Publishing, 2008. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX071103298X