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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This large-format book features historical photographs of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, several of them previously unpublished.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

Southern Railway, L&BR Branch Graphical Working Timetable July to September 1935.

This is interesting

L&BR Trust Member Philip Groves has constructed a Graphical Working Timetable, covering train services for the period from 7th July 1935, up to the closure at the end of September. A most unusual piece of work, spread over 6 sides of 300mm x 230mm paper, which opens out to 690mm wide showing the timings for the various daily workings between stations,and the stations where trains passed
 
 
 
Price: 
£1.95

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

L&BR Guide Book

Guide Book - 30 A4 pages, covering the history of the L&B and its continuing recreation in the 21st Century. 5th Edition, published Summer 2016

Latest L&BR Offical Guide Book - 30 A4 pages, covering the history of the L&B and its continuing recreation in the 21st Century. Gloriously illustrated throughout. 5th Edition, published Summer 2016

Price: 
£4.50

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

The Taunton to Barnstaple Line, a history of the Devon & Somerset Railway Volume 1

The Taunton to Barnstaple Line
All of the ex-Southern routes into Barnstaple have long-had well-written and detailed published histories. The "foreigner", the ex-GWR line from Taunton, has sadly lacked such coverage, until now.

Volume 1 subtitled "From Conception to Demise", is available now, and will be welcomed by all with an interest in North Devon railways.

Written by Freddie Huxtable, published by Lightmoor Press 232 pages. Volume 2 is expected in 2017

 

Price: 
£25.00

Woody Bay Station Cook Book

Woody Bay Station Cook Book

The Woody Bay Station Cook Book by L&B Catering Manager Judy Williams has 52 pages, copiously illustrated by renowned L&B artist Eric Leslie and some very tempting photographs by Judy Williams and Tony Nicholson.  Twenty taste-tested recipes of items regularly served in the Woody Bay Station Tea Rooms including: Curried Vegetable Soup, BBQ Chicken, Cheese Scones, Leek and Potato Soup, Cheese scones, Lemon Drizzle Cake, Butterfly Cakes, Apple and Cinnamon Sponge Cake, Chocolate Fridge Cake and many more.

Price: 
£8.95

NARROW GAUGE STEAM LOCOMOTIVES OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND.

NARROW GAUGE STEAM LOCOMOTIVES OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND.
This new book, compiled by long-standing L&B Trust member Peter Nicholson, seeks to detail all steam locomotives currently known within the British Isles with gauges between 1ft 6in and 4ft 6in. Published by Platform 5, the main listings are given under manufacturers names, followed by an index of locomotive names and a list of locations.

New-build locos and those currently under construction are also included and in this section can be found both E762 LYN and the frames of YEO. The front cover is graced by a photo of ISAAC in a familiar Exmoor setting.

Price: 
£14.95

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 1895 - 1935, by L.T. Catchpole

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 1895 - 1935, by L.T. Catchpole

The first book ever written about the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. First published in March 1936, only months after the railway closed because the author thought that the railway would fade into history and be forgotten.

Rarely out of print - the Eighth edition, published in 2005 includes several previously unseen photos and is a return to the earlier style of Oakwood productions.  Edited by a well-known L&B historian it is without doubt the most well-loved book about the L&B.

Price: 
£10.95

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Measured and Drawn

"There are good railway books, excellent railway books and superb railway books (as well as not-so-good railway books). But just occasionally a railway book comes along so good it defies categorisation - and this is one."


PLEASE NOTE: THIS ITEM IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM US - PLEASE ORDER DIRECT FROM THE AUTHOR

Stephen Phillips, 27 Waresley Park, Hartlebury, Worcestershire DY11 7XF Tel. 01299 253493 or EMAIL for more details.

Price: 
£65.00

OS Exmoor Explorer Map OL9

Latest version of the Exmoor OS Explorer map OL9 now available. Now includes "Mobile Download".

1:25000 scale map (21/2 inches to 1 mile). Number 9 in the Outdoor Leisure series for Ordnance Survey covering the Exmoor area.This is a two sided map, the front showing the eastern Somerset half of Exmoor (to Wiveliscombe and Watchet), the reverse shows to the west and Devon (to Ilfracombe, West Down and Fremington).

Price: 
£8.99

Devon Steam by Michael Welch

A new photographic album, covering steam railways throughout Devon during the 1950’s and ‘60’s.

Devon Steam, by Michael Welch, published by Capital Transport.
230 mm x 255 mm, 112 pages.

A new photographic album, covering steam railways throughout Devon during the 1950’s and ‘60’s. No Lynton & Barnstaple coverage, for obvious reasons, but otherwise a lovely book for enthusiasts of West Country steam. High quality photography, mostly in colour.

Price: 
£18.95

Cycling the Somerset & Dorset Railway

Cycling the Somerset & Dorset Railway
Cycling the Somerset & Dorset Railway - a book by Robin Summerhill, describing the opportunities for walking and cycling on the route of the former Somerset & Dorset Railway.

Covers the mainline from Bath to Bournemouth, plus the branches to Burnham on Sea, Wells and Bridgwater. and also surveys the railway remains to be found in 2013.

102 pages, with many colour photos.

Price: 
£15.95

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

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