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The Lynton And Barnstaple Railway

Author : L. T. Catchpole
ISBN : 0853617252
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Barnstaple

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, Royal Marines Base Chivenor, West Buckland School, Barnstaple railway station, Petroc, North Devon, Barnstaple Victoria Road railway station, Barnstaple Western Bypass, North Devon College, Barnstaple Town railway station, Brannam Pottery, Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple, Barnstaple by-election, 1910, North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple Quay railway station. Excerpt: The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (L&B) opened as an independent railway in May 1898. It was a single track narrow gauge railway just over 19 miles (30 km) long running through the rugged and picturesque area bordering Exmoor in North Devon, England. Although opened after the 1896 Light Railways Act came into force, it was authorised and constructed prior to that act. Therefore, as with all other railways, it was authorised under its own Act of Parliament and built to higher (and more costly) standards than similar railways of the time. In the United Kingdom it was notable as being the only narrow gauge line required to use main-line standard signalling. For a short period the line earned a modest return for shareholders, but for most of its life the L&B made a loss. In 1922 the L&B was taken over by the Southern Railway, and eventually closed in September 1935. An observer at the time wrote: The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Association was formed in 1979; and a short section was reopened to passengers in 2004. This was extended in 2006; and the following year plans were announced to open nine miles (14 km) of track, linking the station at Woody Bay to both Lynton (at a new terminus on an extension to the original line, closer to the town) and Blackmoor Gate, and to a new station at Wistlandpound Reservoir. Extract from an early contemporary map showing the route From 700 feet (210 m) up on Exmoor, looking towards the hillt...

The Lynton And Barnstaple Railway

Author : Tony Nicholson
ISBN : 0711038732
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Lynton And Barnstaple Railway

Author : G. A. Brown
ISBN : 0906899680
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The Lynton Barnstaple Railway

Author : Paul Gower
ISBN : 0853615373
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The Lynton Barnstaple Railways

Author : J. R. Yeomans
ISBN : 0851532594
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The Lynton And Barnstaple Railway By L T Catchpole

Author : L. T. Catchpole
ISBN : OCLC:669093963
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The Lynton Barnstaple Railway Remembered

Author : J. D. C. A. Prideaux
ISBN : 0715389580
Genre : Devon (England)
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A celebration of one of the best-loved railways of south-west England. The result of local enterprise, it was laid out to avoid disturbing the Devon scenery more than was absolutely necessary, and its success in this endeavour can be judged by the photographs in this book.

The Lynton And Barnstaple Railway

Author : Stephen D. Phillips
ISBN : 0957210108
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Locomotive Work On The Lynton And Barnstaple Railway

Author : Frank E. Box
ISBN : OCLC:643550689
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