The Moretonhampstead Branch



‘A Railway From Shore To Moor’ By John Owen.
A detailed history of the 12-mile branch from Newton Abbot in Devon across the Teign estuary and up the steeply graded section of 1 in 49 to the terminus at Moretonhampstead. The first section of the line was on relatively level track, but the last six miles had to climb some 450 feet in just six miles. Very much a branch line from ‘shore to moor’. This extensive history from John Owen, follows other well researched and detailed accounts of branch lines in the West Country.
His ‘Exe Valley Railway’ has been a classic in railway publishing. The line sadly closed on 28th February 1959, an early loss in the general decline of lines in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This book has nearly 200 photographs within its 17 chapters and has several colour photographs from the unique Peter Gray collection. Plans of the line and of its stations are incorporated into this fascinating history.

Hardback 176 pages, 275mm x 215mm

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