John Owen wrote two excellent branch line histories, on (i) the Exe Valley branch and (ii) the Mortenhampstead line. A friend of mine called Freddie Huxtable (no relation, honestly !) has just completed his labour of love, "The Taunton to Barnstaple Line", which must be the most comprehensive history ever written. It has extended to 724 pages over 3 volumes in large format at £25 each. There may even be an appendix to cover all the additional photos he has received following the publication of the first two volumes.Loads Al...One of the best I have seen written for a branch line.
I had a wonderful book on the Teign Valley Line,which was exhaustive of the line & full of pictures.
Only one edition was done(£35,but worth it)
I lent it to a friend who was ill & then sadly passed away.It subsequently got lost in the clear out of his flat
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Olds if you want me to keep an eye open for a second hand copy of the Teign Valley Book when events start happening again, just PM me. Or the Abbotsbury or Portland lines.