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NEW The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - A Celebration

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - A Celebration

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - A Celebration

This large-format book features historical photographs of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, several of them previously unpublished. The photographs have extended captions to create an attractive and high-quality publication about the L&BR. The author Tony Nicholson is a life-long historian of the railway and a long-serving Trustee of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Trust.

Hard cover, 224 pages with over 200 photos and illustrations

The railway benefits significantly from the sale of this book, with all profits going towards the restoration of the railway.

Price: 
£45.00

Lyn Returns

Lyn returns

This book was compiled to accompany the arrival of new-build E762 Lyn at Woody Bay Station. Includes information about the 762 Club - the organisation that funded the construction of this loco, Lyn's history and details of the build and design of the new loco.

Lyn - yet another new Lynton and Barnstaple Locomotive!

At its opening in May 1898, the legendary narrow-gauge Lynton & Barnstaple Railway was equipped with three Manning Wardle 2-6-2 tank engines. Two months later these were joined by LYN a Baldwin 2-4-2 which arrived in crates from the USA. The Baldwin was often referred to by the staff as 'The Yankee'. Despite a few teething problems, LYN was a popular and distinctive engine that was also the most powerful on the line - occasionally hauling five-coach trains.

Price: 
£9.95

L&B Journey

L&B Journey

Our best photo album so far?

This book, published by the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust charts the journey from Barnstaple Town to Lynton and back in more than 80 photos, together with extracts from large scale maps, showing where the old railway used to run.

A4 format, with high quality reproduction of rare photos, possibly makes this our best album so far.

Price: 
£9.95

A Ticket to Lynton

Amply illustrated throughout with the colour paintings of esteemed local artist Eric Leslie. Take a descriptive journey from Barnstaple to Lynton in the railways hey-day and imagine a future time when this will be a possibility again. Proceeds from the sale of this book will all go towards restoring the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

Price: 
£8.50

A Narrow Gauge Album of Watercolours by Eric Leslie

A Narrow Gauge Album of Watercolours by Eric Leslie



A personal account by renowned railway artist, Eric Leslie. It covers over 40 years of his involvement in narrow gauge – from early days helping lay track and repairing carriages for the Festiniog Railway, to more recent work illustrating the much-loved cards and posters for the Lynton and Barnstaple.

Price: 
£10.95

Modelling the L&B

Modelling the L&B

With the growing availability of accurate ready-to-run models of Lynton & Barnstaple locomotives and rolling stock, and a wide range of kits and other relevant items, many people are considering creating an L&B model. This new book will help them.

Price: 
£9.95

Railways Round Exmoor - Robin Madge and Allan Stanistreet

Railways Round Exmoor - Robin Madge and Allan Stanistreet

A new edition, much expanded, of a book first published in 1971. Now with 128 pages within hard-back covers, this gives "potted histories" of all the old lines around Exmoor:

Taunton - Barnstaple, Taunton - Minehead, Exe Valley, Ilfracombe line, Lynton Cliff Railway, and various minor lines, both built and projected.

Our own Lynton & Barnstaple Railway is given 20 pages, covering both the original railway and our present-day efforts at Woody Bay. This includes a nice selection of colour photos, provided by some of our staff members.

Price: 
£9.99

The L&B from the Air

 The L&B from the Air

60 page full colour book, documenting the route of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway from the air. Aerial photography by Philip Lane.

Price: 
£9.95

Peco Guide to Modelling Narrow Gauge Railways

Peco Guide to Modelling Narrow Gauge Railways
Peco Guide to Modelling Narrow Gauge Railways

Latest soft-back book from Peco, 122 pages, full of information about modelling narrow gauge railways, both indoors and out. The various different scales and gauges are explained, with useful details about what is available on the commercial market, and how to get started. Also contains lots of photos of narrow gauge lines around the world, including our own Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

Price: 
£6.99

Branch Line to Lynton

Branch Line to Lynton

A simple photographic journey from Barnstaple to Lynton with captions. Also includes at the back, ticket records and detail on the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway.

94 page hardback book from Middleton Press. ISBN 1-873793-04-9.

Price: 
£18.95

Repro Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Auction Catalogue

Repro Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Auction Catalogue

Facsimile copy of the original 18 page auction catalogue from the closure of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

Price: 
£4.95

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