Kingsbridge Branch by Ken Williams and Dermot Reynolds Soft Cover
Kingsbridge Branch by Ken Williams and Dermot Reynolds Soft Cover
Kingsbridge Branch by Ken Williams and Dermot Reynolds Soft Cover
Kingsbridge Branch by Ken Williams and Dermot Reynolds Soft Cover
Kingsbridge Branch by Ken Williams and Dermot Reynolds Soft Cover
Kingsbridge Branch by Ken Williams and Dermot Reynolds Soft Cover

Kingsbridge Branch by Ken Williams and Dermot Reynolds Soft Cover

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Kingsbridge Branch by Ken Williams and Dermot Reynolds Soft Cover
 
The Kingsbridge Branch by Ken Williams and Dermot Reynolds
Soft Cover
248 pages
Copyright  1977
CONTENTS
Foreword by F. D. Pattisson Esq.  iv
Acknowledgements  v
Introduction vi
CHAPTER 1 GLORIOUS DEVON - Locality, the historical1
development of the South Hams
CHAPTER 2 THE BEGINNING - The building of the South Devon main line, plans for various other lines in the area   5
CHAPTER 3 THE OPENING - Free tickets, celebrations -
the early shortcomings 31
CHAPTER 4 SPEED TO THE WEST - An imaginary journey from Paddington to Kingsbridge, a description of the line and station buildings - Modifications over the years  41
CHAPTER 5 TRAFFIC - a description of operations on the Branch, train services, the war years, camping coaches  89
CHAPTER 6 BOATS AND BUSES - GWR operated river services - Road Motor Services - Current public transport facilities   107
CHAPTER 7 RUNNING OF THE STATION - How the Branch came to life - duties of the staff, application for re-classification  135
CHAPTER 8 THE FINAL YEARS - Dieselisation - Deliberate running down of services - Notice of closure - plans to save the line - Closure and lifting  163
CHAPTER 9 CHARACTERS AND REMINISCENCES - The personal accounts of travellers and operating staff  178
CHAPTER 10 EPILOGUE - Today - What remains of the
Branch and buildings  185
BIBLIOGRAPHY  192
APPENDIX 1 An analysis of coaching, parcel, and goods
traffic and receipts between 1935-1958 193
APPENDIX 2 Specimen Rail and Road Timetables 197
APPENDIX 3 Station diagrams for the Branch and gradient
profile 218
APPENDIX 4 Rambles in the South Hams 240
Vii

This book sets out to record the history of this very beautiful Great Western Devon branch line.
It also shows the development of road and river traffic in the area and the way this complemented the railway. The network of railways planned for the South Hams area is also shown which would have made Kingsbridge a major centre.
Contents also include many unpublished photographs, maps, diagrams and personal accounts from the men and women who worked the Kingsbridge Branch.


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