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First reprint 2003. Second reprint updated and considerably expanded 2016 to include all the branch lines, new information, drawings plans and 300 new and unpublished photographs. The Okehampton Line closed in 1970 under a flood of protest and has lain dormant for almost 50 years. The line passed over the spectacular heights of Dartmoor and down the banks of the imposing River Tamar and offered travellers an alternative route to Plymouth. Passing through some of Devons major market towns, Okehampton and Tavistock, locals have long lamented the passing of their links with the capital when coaches for London were an everyday occurrence. The line has seen a revival in recent years in the shape of a proposed Park and Ride service to Tavistock, from Plymouth, and the purchase of Okehampton Station where it is again possible to travel over rails to the nearby Meldon Quarry. The history has been meticulously detailed by the authors and includes many interviews with former employees on the line. The book now includes a new chapter covering the possible reopening of the line and a chapter on the line today. Author: By John Nicholas and George Reeve
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RICHARD DERRY with Ian Sixsmith
The ubiquitous passenger tank engine of Southern England, detailed and examined as never before. All the usual 'Book Of' goodies - works and shed data, and endless, dazzling, absorbing detail. There was no official differentiation between the engines and, until Southern days, there were no differences in the uses to which an M7 could be put. However, the various types of M7 had distinctive differences which are apparent to the locomotive historian and important to the modeller. They are teased out and demonstrated here for the first time.Author: By Peter Swift
Usual Book of format, with comprehensive history, photographs, every detail variation and change, works histories. The nations favourite 4-4-0, a splendid Victorian design modernised by the Southern and best remembered for a protracted final fling on the Withered Arm west of Exeter, out across Dartmoor to the sea at Padstow. Recently issued by Hornby as one of the firms superlatively detailed models; the thousands of OO enthusiasts out there who bought one can hardly wait to get started on customising them using this book.