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ISBN:1870754255
Author: Alan Bennett
ISBN13: 978-1870754255
Title: Great Western Railway Holiday Lines in Devon and West Somerset
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Publisher: Runpast Publishing; First Edition edition (August 26, 1993)
Pages: 80

Great Western Railway Holiday Lines in Devon and West Somerset by Alan Bennett



Great Western Railway Holiday Lines In Devon And West Somerset. Southern Lines: Hampshire/IOW.

Bennett, Alan (1988). The Great Western Railway in Mid Cornwall. Southampton: Kingfisher Railway Publications. Bennett, Alan (1988). The Great Western Railway in West Cornwall. Cheltenham: Runpast Publishing. Rail transport in Devon. Railway lines in South West England. Standard gauge railways in England. Railway lines opened in 1867. Hidden categories: CS1: long volume value.

West Somerset Railway offers 20 miles of heritage railway through stunning Somerset countryside and coast. History The History of the West Somerset Railway. Stations See some of the stations to visit along the line. Steam Locomotives Some of our steam locomotives.

It was founded in 1833, received its enabling Act of Parliament on 31 August 1835 and ran its first trains in 1838. Great Western trains included long-distance express services such as the Flying Dutchman, the Cornish Riviera Express and the Cheltenham Spa Express. It also operated many suburban and rural services, some operated by steam railmotors or autotrains A few independent lines in its English area of operations were also added, notably the Midland and South Western Junction Railway, a line previously working closely with the Midland Railway but which now gave the GWR a second station at Swindon, along with a line that carried through-traffic from the North via Cheltenham and Andover to Southampton.

The Devon and Somerset Railway was a branch line from near Norton Fitzwarren in Somerset to Barnstaple in North Devon. It was operated from the outset by the Bristol and Exeter Railway which became part of the Great Western Railway on 1 January 1876. Great Western Railway constituents. Railway lines opened in 1873. Bishops Nympton and Molland railway station - served a rural area of north Devon to the west of Dulverton and east of South Molton. A few independent lines in its English area of operations were also added, notably the Midland and South Western Junction Railway, a line previously working closely with the Midland Railway but which now gave the GWR a second station at Swindon, along with a line that carried through-traffic from the North via Cheltenham and Andover to Southampton.

The West Somerset Railway (WSR) is a 2. 5-mile (3. km) heritage railway line in Somerset, England. The freehold of the line and stations is owned by Somerset County Council; the railway is leased to and operated by West Somerset Railway plc (WSR plc); which is supported and minority-owned by charitable trust the West Somerset Railway Association (WSRA) and the West Somerset Steam Railway Trust (WSSRT). The WSR plc operates services using both heritage steam and diesel trains.

The West Somerset Railway seeks to recreate the atmosphere of a Great Western Railway branch line. There are ten restored stations along the route, each having its own individual charm and character; many have signalboxes, engine sheds, museums, displays, steam engines and other rolling stock to see. From Bishops Lydeard, trains run beside the Quantock Hills northwards to the Bristol Channel coast at Watchet and Blue Anchor. The end of the line is the holiday town of Minehead, with its sandy beach, thrilling fun fair, beautiful gardens and lots of shops to explore.

Pentagram has developed a new identity for Great Western Railway. Established in 1833, GWR forever changed Britain's commerce and leisure landscape by connecting London to the West Country and Wales. GWR's construction was led by 29-year old Isambard Kingdom Brunel and was heralded as a masterpiece of railway design.