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The Bristol & Exeter was a pioneering railway heavily influenced by the mercurial Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Built originally as a broad-gauge line, it became part of the Great Western Railway in the 1870s. The Bristol & Exeter and the GWR expanded their operations in the area through branches such as those from Taunton to Minehead and Tiverton Junction to Dulverton, resulting in the GWR’s dominance in Somerset and most of east Devon.


With almost 100 largely unpublished images Western Steam on Bristol & Exeter Lines covers railway operation over the ex-GWR lines in east Devon and  west and north Somerset from the 1950s through to the end of steam operation in the area




Western Steam on Bristol and Exeter Lines

SKU: 21554345656

    Published by : Unique Books
    Cover Price : £19.99
    Binding: Hardback 96 pages
    Dimensions: 250mm x 250mm
    ISBN: 978 0 9957493 0 6
    Words10,000: Illustrations: 100 mono and colour
    Publication : May 2017


    Author Peter Waller has been involved, since leaving university, in transport publishing and writing for more than 30 years. He is the author of a number of books on transport subjects and, prior to going freelance, was Publisher (Books) at Ian Allan Publishing. He is a Director and Secretary of Online Transport Archive.


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