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Victorian Exmoor Experience

Victorian Exmoor Experience

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Price: 
£60.00

L&B Journey 2019

Our best photo album so far?

New and updated edition published by the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust. This book charts the journey from Barnstaple Town to Lynton and back in more than 80 photos with extracts from large scale maps, showing teh locations of the photos.

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

Price: 
£9.95

NEW & In Stock. Narrow Gauge Modelling in 009 Scale

80% of the book’s content is about modelling the L&B, including the design and building of Bob Barnard's layout based on Raleigh Weir in the 1890's during the construction of the L&B - including contractors locos and rolling stock. Also includes other 009 projects with an L&B flavour.

Written by master-modeller, Bob Barnard. When buying this book from the L&B the railway benefits from a worthwhile percentage of the cover price.

192 Pages Price £19.99

 

Price: 
£19.99

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large-format book features historical photographs of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, several of them previously unpublished.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

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

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

L&BR Guide Book

Official Guide

Guide Book - 30 A4 pages, covering the history of the L&B and its continuing recreation in the 21st Century. 6th Edition, published Summer 2018

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. 6th Edition published May 2018.

Price: 
£4.50

L&BR Magazine

L&B Magazine A5 pages

Latest L&BR Magazine - We always have a few left over and these can now be purchased online.

Price: 
£2.50

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

The Legendary Lynton & Barnstaple: the Human Story

The Legendary L&B - The Human Story

This is not intended to compete with the major studies of the L&B  and neither is it the place to seek technical specifications or dimensions of rolling stock and station buildings. Instead, this book  focuses on an aspect of the Lynton & Barnstaple story often neglected by railway historians: the story of those who dedicated their working lives to the railway's operation and also the wider community served by the L&B.

Price: 
£9.95

L&BR Magazine Back Numbers Service

There is a Back Number Service for the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Magazine operated by the Somerset & Bristol Area Support Group. Just e-mail them your requirements.

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

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 2

The Taunton to Barnstaple Line, a history of the Devon & Somerset Railway Volume 2

Written by Freddie Huxtable, published by Lightmoor Press 232 pages.

Volume 2  (the Route, Stations and Signalling) is now available, with Volume 3 expected sometime in 2019.

This second volume brings the line back to life, with a detailed descriptive journey along its 44-mile length from Taunton to Barnstaple. Lavishly illustrated with a superb range of photographs, mainly taken in the 1950s and early 1960s - most of which have not been published before - serve to emphasise the beautiful countryside through which the line passed.

Price: 
£25.00

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

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