The Culm Valley Light Railway

The Culm Valley Light Railway

The GWR's Hemyock branch in Devon is known as one of Britain's most picturesque and pioneering light railways. This full account of the railway has been deeply researched and is complemented with the work of some of the ablest photographers.

Directory of the Railway Companies of Great Britain

Directory of the Railway Companies of Great Britain

The Directory of British Railway Companies of Great Britain is a record of all the companies who sought to build a railway in Great Britain, both successful and unsuccessful. The Directory contains a full list of every company that obtained an Act of Parliament for the construction of a railway. If a railway was built without an Act of Parliament and played a part in the greater picture of Great Britain’s railway system, it is also included, which gives a fascinating glimpse into Great Britain’s colourful public transportation history. Readers will learn about each railway’s origin, opening, route, gauge and growth and its amalgamation with others, and find out which grouping company it finally ended up in. In an interesting additional section, the routes that unfinished railways and railways that never came to fruition would have taken are also included. The Directory of British Railway Companies of Great Britain has been meticulously researched, and as a result includes all railways, built or not, in the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and Scottish Islands. Also included are brief descriptions of the most pertinent Acts relating to railways in Great Britain, providing readers with an insight into the complicated legal processes involved in the creation of a railway. The Directory of British Railway Companies of Great Britain is an all-in-one, easy to access and invaluable reference source. It will appeal to historians and transportation enthusiasts alike, as well as those who have always wondered how Great Britain’s railways came to be.

A History of the Great Western Railway

A History of the Great Western Railway

A narrative history of the most iconic railway company of the great age of steam.

Maggs's Railway Curiosities

Maggs's Railway Curiosities

A remarkable compendium of oddities, curiosities and little-known facts about Britain's railways.