Branch Lines

Branch Line to Ilfracombe

ISBN:978 1 873793 21 3
First Published:01 October 1993
Last Reprinted:31 October 2019
Authors:Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history



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The scenic branch from Bamstaple once carried heavy trains in the holiday season, many requiring two locomotives on the severe gradients. The mixture of splendid scenery with Western and Southern rolling stock resulted in an interesting and memorable railway route, latterly regarded as the end of the main line from Waterloo.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Barnstaple Junction2-15
Barnstaple Quay22
Barnstaple Town23-34
Mortehoe & Woolacombe63-74
Mortehoe Bank75-90

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