LINES TO TORRINGTON
It is now more than 35 years since publication of the First Edition in 1984, shortly after the line was closed. Fortunately when John Nicholas first researched the line in the 1970s several of the men who worked on the line, including Harold Mock at Fremington, Owen Hatherell at Bideford, Sid Pring at Torrington, Fred Cooper at Petrockstow and Ernest Holwill of the North Devon Clay Company kindly contributed reminiscences of their work on the line which extended back to the South Western era.
Originally research was concerned with construction of a model of the line in the Edwardian period; the model has been completed but the amount of information gathered resulted in the book. In recent years George Reeve and John Nicholas have collected much more information, original documents and photographs so we decided to write a second edition. The order and contents of the chapters have been changed since 1984 to bring Lines To Torrington into a similar format to our recent books on the LSWR in the West of England. Some of the broad gauge content concerning the North Devon Railway between Crediton and Barnstaple has been published in our book The North Devon Line (Irwell Press 2010) so is not included here.
416 Pages Black & White photographs HARDBACK